PAUL BLACK JOINS CARLISLE ON LOAN
Black joins Carlisle on loan
mansfieldtown.net 9th August 2013
Left-back Paul Black has today joined League One outfit Carlisle United on a month’s loan.
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The 23-year-old has not yet featured for us in our two opening matches and has linked up with the Cumbrians to gain match experience.
Manager Paul Cox told mansfieldtown.net: "After not being involved in the first two games, Paul approached me and stated his desire to play regular first team football.
"This opportunity will hopefully give him match minutes so he can return to us refreshed both mentally and physically."
TRANSFERS: Defender signs up
Posted: Fri 09 Aug 2013
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Left back joins the Cumbrians
Carlisle United have today signed Mansfield left back Paul Black on a one-month loan spell which keeps him at Brunton Park until midnight on Saturday 14 September 2013.
Black, 23, started his career as a youngster at Oldham and made over 60 appearances for the Latics as he made his mark in the game. He enjoyed a loan spell with Barrow at the start of the 2008/09 campaign and ended his stay at Boundary Park when he joined Tranmere Rovers in the summer of 2012. He left Prenton Park in May this year when he signed for Mansfield Town.
"Reece [James] isn't going to be available for tomorrow and it's an area we needed to cover," manager Greg Abbott said. "Paul is a solid defender who knows the game and he's another who is at a stage where he just wants to be playing games.
"We'll get him in and take it from there."
Black is available for the weekend trip to Bradford City, if selected, and has been given clearance for the Capital One Cup second round fixture against Leicester City at the end of this month.
He will wear squad number 6.
INTERVIEW: A level I know well
carlisleunited.co.uk Fri 09 Aug 2013 Author: Andy Hall
Paul Black on his hopes for this month
Defender Paul Black spoke to the official site this afternoon moments after agreeing a loan move which brings him to Brunton Park until the middle of September.
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"I was delighted when I got a phone call to tell me that there was an opportunity for me to come back to League One football," he said. "It's been a frustrating period for me because I haven't played as much football as I want to recently.
"This is a chance for me to come back to a level I know very well and I'm just desperate to play. I'm really grateful that Greg Abbott and Carlisle United have given me this chance and hopefully I'll prove that I can play well."
"I haven't featured in the main friendly games with Mansfield during pre-season because they have an established left back there," he explained. "I was brought in to provide a bit of competition for him and I spoke to the manager to tell him that I really wanted to be playing.
"He said that he wouldn't get in the way if an opportunity for me to do that came up and that's where we are with this now. The call came from Carlisle United and it's all moved on from there."
"Most of my football has been in League One so it's a boost on a personal level to be coming back to it again," he told us. "Like I say, it's a level I understand and I know what's needed to do the job. The gaffer had a chat with me on the phone and his focus, at the moment, is very much on tomorrow and the game against Bradford.
"It's a massive game to come into because they'll have a big crowd and it's their first one at home in League One for a while. It'll be a tough one and I'm not taking anything for granted at all.
"I know that I'm just one of the squad when I meet up with them tomorrow. If I'm playing then I'll be over the moon ... but it'll be the same if I'm on the bench. I'm here to play my part and to help whenever I am asked to."
"I know David Amoo from when we were at Tranmere together and I've followed him since we parted company," he said. "I saw he got another two goals the other night and confidence must be high right through the group after what happened in that game. It's going to be good to meet everyone and to become part of it."
As to what we can expect, he said: "I think I'd say that I enjoy the one against ones when I'm defending and I like to get up and down to support the forward play. I'm a typical full back, I suppose, and it's just great to be given the chance to come here and hopefully show people what I can do."
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