Date: 11th February 2016 at 3:08pm
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Carlisle have been given a boost, heading into the final month of the season as United look to maintain the play-off push, by the news of Charlie Wyke signing a new contract to keep him at the club in the long-term.

Wyke has signed a new two-and-a-half-year deal, which was confirmed on Wednesday.

Since arriving from Middlesbrough, where he had been loaned to the likes of Wimbledon and Hartlepool, the striker has scored 13-goals in 37 appearances and that’s not a bad record is it?

This season alone he’s averaging almost a goal every other game as his 20 first-team appearances have brought nine-goals.

After signing this contract he told the Official Website he’s loving his time at Brunton Park and never had any thought but to sign the deal when he knew it was coming.

‘I’m loving it here at the minute and I just want it to keep going. I’m delighted to have been offered a new deal because it means I’ve got no worries now. I can go out and enjoy my football. As soon as the gaffer said there was a contract on the table I knew I was going to sign it. It was first mentioned a couple of weeks ago but we weren’t allowed to say anything. My agent has been in sorting things out and I’m just really pleased it’s all done.’

Wyke added him time with Carlisle has ‘been brilliant’ so far with the fact he’s close to home helping with United now feeling like its ‘his club’ now.

Development wise, he feels he’s certainly managed this under Keith Curle and Colin West with him also praising the role Lee Dykes has played with him looking to ‘keep that going’ with the 23-year-old finishing by saying he’s looking to repay the faith shown in him.

‘The gaffer has shown a lot of faith in me so hopefully I can repay that over the next two-and-a-half years by scoring more goals. The manager always says how important it is to keep climbing the league and get better as a club, so that’s what we’ll try to do.’

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