Rotherham United have announced that striker Joshua Kayode has joined League Two side Carlisle United until the end of the season.
The 19-year-old spent the first half of the season on-loan at Gateshead scoring nine goals in 27 appearances for the Tynesiders in the National League North.
Speaking of Kayode’s arrival, Carlisle manager Chris Beech said: “He’s a player who is young, ambitious, and he wants to come here and make an impact. He’s 100% up for this opportunity and he wants to come in and do as well as he can.”
“He’s got his career in front of him and he’s making good inroads at Rotherham,” added Beech, “He’s been out and played men’s football at Gateshead in the first half of the season and was excellent for them.”
The 19-year-old was on The Millers’ bench for their 3-1 victory over Oxford United last weekend and had a spell on loan at Chesterfield during the 2018-2019 season.
Kayode could be in line to make his debut for Carlisle this weekend when they take on Oldham Athletic in what could be a tricky test for the Blues.
It seems difficult to see the youngster being involved in Carlisle’s FA Cup third round replay against Cardiff City on Wednesday evening, but he’ll be hoping his side can progress to the next round of the competition.
United sit just six points clear of the League Two relegation zone and the arrival of Kayode will no doubt boost their attacking options as they look to move away from the bottom place.
The 19-year-old is certainly a promising player and will be eager to test himself in the Football League as he builds on his development from the National League.
Kayode will add pace and raw talent to United’s ranks and this could end up being a solid signing for Beech’s men.
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