CARLISLE IN BATTLE TO KEEP CHARLIE
CARLISLE chief executive Nigel Clibbens insists the Cumbrians have no desire to see star striker Charlie Wyke leave the club this month.
Ahead of yesterday’s game with Barnet, 24-yearold Wyke has had a fine season in front of goal, scoring 17 goals in 33 games, including 12 in the previous 15 games.
That form has led to rumoured interest from other clubs, with Bradford City understood to have triggered a release clause in the striker’s contract with a £250,000 bid.
But, while Clibbens believes Wyke has what it takes to play at a higher level, he is hopeful his hitman will stick around for a little longer yet.
“We are doing everything we can to keep Charlie at this club,” Clibbens said.
“In terms of his future, we believe he is a player who will score goals at Championship level, at the very least. We know there is interest from other clubs and we know they share that opinion.
“Charlie knows we want him to stay, but equally it is difficult to retain a player who is set on leaving.
“We’ve all seen in the past that players can become unsettled.
“As I say, the player knows what we think of him and we hope to continue to see him playing in blue.”
GOALS: Charlie Wyke