Date: 22nd November 2012 at 5:52pm
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Carlisle United have signed Derby County defender Valentin Gjokaj on loan until 2nd January to bolster their defence. Gjokaj joined The Rams from Lucerne in the summer and came on as substitute in the opening day draw with Sheffield Wednesday but has not featured for the first team since then although he has been a regular for the Under 21 side.

Gjokaj signed a two year deal with Derby after impressing on a trial in the summer and has joined the League One side to gain some valuable first-team experience. Talking to carlisleunited.co.uk about the deal Carlisle manager Greg Abbot said:

“Hopefully he will benefit from his time here and he will give us an extra bit of cover and competition that we need. He’s another young lad who will come in and give us options at a time when we are looking for depth in our squad”