Workington Reds have signed Carlisle United midfielder Josh Dixon on a month's loan.

The 20-year-old Cumbrian has joined the Borough Park club in search of first-team football.

Dixon is the latest fringe player to head out of the Blues on a temporary basis this month.

He joins Chris Willcock's promotion-chasing Reds in Northern Premier League West.

Dixon recently returned from injury at United, at a time boss Keith Millen has spoken about the need for young players in the squad to play first-team football.

He has already loaned out home-grown duo Taylor Charters and Lewis Bell this month, as well as striker Tristan Abrahams.

Dixon has come through Untied's academy and battled through two serious knee injuries to make his professional debut last season - one of six first-team outings to date.

Millen, speaking on the Blues' website, said: “I’ve spoken to Josh a couple of times, and he's been out injured for a long period.

"I'm not too worried about where he goes or what level he plays at because of that. He’s a talented lad, he just needs to play every week and get some confidence in his own body.

"All I care about is him going and playing football, not even so much how he plays, because I can see the talent he’s got.

"It’s about him getting confidence that he can play every week, then it puts him in a lot better position when he comes back.

"At least then I'll know he can play a run of games, which he hasn’t done for a few years now.

"If he goes there and gets a good run of games he'll have more confidence in himself, and it'll show everybody else that he's back and ready as well."

Dixon could make his debut for the table-topping Redsagainst Runcorn Linnets this weekend.

His team-mates at Borough Park include former United pro Keelan Leslie, who joined Workington reently ater his release from United.