Edmonton loan for Vancouver Whitecaps defender Mitchell on hold

Vancouver Whitecaps have placed Carlyle Mitchell’s proposed loan to FC Edmonton on hold following the injury to Jay DeMerit.

Vancouver Whitecaps have placed Carlyle Mitchell’s proposed loan to FC Edmonton on hold following the injury to Jay DeMerit.

The 25-year old Trinidad & Tobago international was set to spend time with the NASL club but has had his loan delayed after Whitecaps skipper DeMerit sustained a season-ending Achilles injury in the weekend’s week one victory over Toronto FC.

“I think there’s still a chance that (loan) might be possible,” Vancouver head coach Martin Rennie said in a TEAM 1410 radio interview. “But right now, obviously we need to have Carlyle here.”

DeMerit’s injury leaves Rennie with just four fit centre-backs – Brad Rusin, Andy O’Brien, Johnny Leveron and Mitchell – forcing the Whitecaps boss to postpone the latter’s temporary shift away from BC Place.

 
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