Carlisle United manager Steven Pressley has said that he would like to bring Aston Villa midfielder Callum O’Hare back to the club in the upcoming transfer window.

Carlisle United boss Steven Pressley has said that he would like loaned in midfielder Callum O’Hare to rejoin the club from Aston Villa in the summer transfer window.

O’Hare has impressed during his time with Carlisle since joining on loan for the rest of the season in the January transfer window and has made a good impression on Pressley – so much so that he is keen to bring him back to the club in the summer when his loan deal expires.

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Speaking to the Carlisle United club website, Pressley praised the Aston Villa youngster, saying:

“Callum has made a terrific impact since he arrived. I was chatting to him yesterday (Tuesday) about his fitness.

“One of the most significant aspects a manager can give to a player is fitness, and the ability to be able to carry out everything that’s asked of them. When he first arrived, he actually struggled after 55-60 minutes in matches to carry out everything we’d asked of him.

“Week by week he’s growing and getting fitter and fitter because of the demands of playing first-team football. We’re now beginning to see a really good young player, and a big part of that is that he’s now able to do the things we ask him to do.

“When he receives the ball late in a game he now has the fitness levels to make the right decision, and that’s why we’re seeing improved performances. He’s a credit to himself and the club, not just because of his performances on a Saturday, but also his attitude on the training ground and around the place.

“There’s nothing big time about him, and he’s everything you could want in a loan player. We’re really pleased to have him here, and I’d like to have him back next season if it was possible. If that isn’t the case, it’s only down to him being a real success story during his time here.”


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