Carlisle sign Newcastle full-back James Tavernier

James Tavernier
Tavernier has made two first-team appearances for Newcastle, and featured 18 times for Gateshead on loan last season

Carlisle United have signed full-back James Tavernier from Newcastle United on a one-month loan deal, with Frank Simek sidelined with a torn muscleexternal-link.

The 19-year-old, who enjoyed a successful spell at Gateshead last term, comes into the squad with Simek out for up to eight weeks.

"James is a very good player who we have known about for a while," United boss Greg Abbott told the club websiteexternal-link.

"We need cover in that area and he is a strong defender who can play football."

Tavernier, who started his career with Leeds as an apprentice, has made two League Cup appearances for the Magpies first team.