Dubliner Kayode joins Carlisle United on loan from Rotherham

Wed, Jan 15 2020

Credit: Rotherham United

English League Two side Carlisle United have announced the capture of Joshua Kayode on a half-season loan.

The Dubliner signed a new contract with Rotherham United last week which will see him remain with his parent club until 2022.

Kayode had spent the first half of this season on loan with Gateshead where he scored 9 goals in 27 appearances for the National League North side.

“He's a player who is young, ambitious, and he wants to come here and make an impact. He's 100% up for this opportunity and he wants to come in and do as well as he can,” Carlisle boss Chris Beech said, speaking to the club’s website.

"He's got his career in front of him and he's making good inroads at Rotherham. He's been out and played men's football at Gateshead in the first half of the season and was excellent for them.

"Rotherham have a development plan for him in terms of when he'll be ready for their first team but, because of his progression at Gateshead, he's actually six months in front of himself which has meant we've been able to take him on loan.

"He's recently signed a new contract at Rotherham, and he'll bring physicality and pace as well as goals to our team. He's scored plenty of goals for Gateshead already and we're looking for him to carry that on."

Relegation threatened Carlisle are currently in 21st in League Two and they face Oldham away at Boundary Park this Saturday (kick-off 3pm).