Mansfield defender Paul Black joins Carlisle United for a month

Paul Black

Carlisle United have signed left-back Paul Black on a one-month loan from League Two side Mansfield Town.

The 23-year-old is available for the Cumbrians' trip to Bradford City on Saturday and provides cover for on-loan Manchester United defender Reece James.

"Reece isn't going to be available for tomorrow and it's an area we needed to cover," manager Greg Abbott told the club website.external-link

Black was with Tranmere last season, where he made 11 appearances.

Before joining Rovers in July 2012, the defender made 70 appearances for Oldham Athletic.