Rory Loy can cope with trial - Carlisle boss Abbott

Rory Loy
Loy has played for Scotland Under-21s

Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott has said Rory Loy appears unaffected by his pending trial and could feature in Saturday's FA Cup tie at Charlton.

The 23-year-old striker denied charges of assault and racial abuse at Glasgow Sheriff Court in November, a case which goes to trial this month.

"He's been training great, looks like he's OK and is ready to play," Abbott told BBC Radio Cumbria.

"We'll find out Saturday, see where he is in his performance."

Loy has remained part of the United first team since the alleged incident, scoring three goals in 21 appearances this season.

"I dealt with Rory in September, when the incident happened. He knows my thoughts on it," Abbott said.

"We will wait until next week until after the trial and we'll go from there."

United signed Loy from Scottish side Rangers in January 2011, and the former Scotland under-21 player has made 40 appearances, scoring four goals.

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