Rotherham United forward Joshua Kayode has joined League Two side Carlisle United on loan until the end of the season, subject to EFL and FA ratification.
The youngster was recalled from his successful stint with Gateshead in order for the Millers’ first team staff to assess his development, before he was rewarded with a new deal at AESSEAL New York Stadium for his progress over the last six months.
A number of clubs enquired about securing Kayode’s services but it was decided that Brunton Park was the most suitable destination for him to further his football education.
Speaking following the paperwork being signed, the young forward admits that he is relishing the opportunity to test himself in league football with the Cumbrians, explaining he also consulted forward Jerry Yates prior to making his decision.
“I’m looking forward to it and it’s going to be a real test because it’s a Football League club and that’s something new to me," Kayode told www.themillers.co.uk.
"Being at Gateshead has allowed me to realise what three points mean, but the stakes are even higher this time.
“I’ve spoken to the gaffer at Carlisle and he’s told me exactly what he expects from me, so I’m just going to go there and give everything I’ve got.
“The staff at Rotherham invited me into their office and they all spoke to me about the plan moving forward, and they were all really complimentary about my development which I’m happy to hear. They now think this is the perfect move for me to continue improving as a footballer.
“Getting into the league was the next objective for me and I’m delighted that is happening. I’m fuil of confidence right now and I’m going to try my best for the team.
“I’ve spoken to Jerry Yates about Carlisle and he just told me straight up that it’s a great club, so I’m up for the challenge.”