Carlisle hope to re-sign Man City prospect Clayton

Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott is eyeing Manchester City midfielder Adam Clayton.

Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott is eyeing Manchester City midfielder Adam Clayton.

The midfielder made 11 appearances for the League One outfit but was recalled by new City boss Roberto Mancini for a two-week assessment after the FA Cup loss to Everton on January 2.

"We are in contact with the people at City and they are keeping me up to speed with what is happening with Adam," Abbott told the News & Star.

"Come Monday I would think that situation will be resolved one way or another.

"He did very well when he was here so we would be daft if we didn't express an interest in taking him again."