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Byrne will get his chance – Kavanagh

MANCHESTER UNITED'S Irish youngster Sam Byrne will get time to make an impact during his loan spell in League One, according to Carlisle United boss Graham Kavanagh.

Kavanagh handed fellow Dubliner Byrne his senior debut when the youngster, who last week agreed a loan move to Carlisle from Old Trafford, in Saturday's league game away to Bristol City, a 2-1 defeat for Carlisle along with fellow Manchester United man Charni Ekangamene.

"Because of the timeframe we had to work with them, it wasn't ideal. That being said, we threw them in and they gave it their best shot, so there are lots of areas that we know, when they understand our style a bit more, they will be more effective in the way we want to play," said Kavanagh.

He also hopes to see more from Mikey Drennan, the Kilkenny-born forward who is on loan to Carlisle from Aston Villa, who made his first start for Carlisle on Saturday but was substituted by Byrne.

"I think fatigue has set in because he has put so much pressure on himself, as you find with a lot of players who make their debuts," said Kavanagh of Drennan.

"They sort of burn off that energy before and after a game, during games rather, he cramped up and I didn't want it to affect him because I know he can be key for us."


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