By Dominic Toner
Macaulay Gillesphey has extended his loan deal at Carlisle from Newcastle until the end of the season, it was announced on Wednesday.
The 21-year-old has been on loan with the League Two club during the first half of the season and will now remain there until the end of the campaign.
Newcastle confirmed on their official website that Gillesphey will now spend the rest of the season with promotion chasing Carlisle and will be involved in the play-off matches if they reach them.
Carlisle expressed their delight on their official Twitter account that a deal had been agreed.
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Gillesphey is a product of the Magpies academy and is currently experiencing vital first-team football.
The left-back has been an important member of Carlisle’s squad this season and has made 21 appearances across all competitions.
He also spent last season on loan with the League Two club and made 27 appearances for them, including against Premier League side Everton in the EFL Cup.
Newcastle currently have Paul Dummett as their first-choice left-back and Gillesphey will hope to make his breakthrough in the next couple of years.
In other Newcastle transfer news, the club are in talks with a League One club over a deal for a 24-year-old attacker.