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TRANSFERS: Defender joins on loan

Posted: Mon 02 Sep 2013
Author: Andy Hall
Conor Townsend in action

Conor Townsend in action

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Tigers left back joins Cumbrians

Carlisle United have today signed Hull City left back Conor Townsend on a one-month loan spell which keeps him at Brunton Park until midnight on 29 September 2013.

Townsend, 20, came through the youth ranks with Hull and has enjoyed extremely successful loan spells at Grimsby Town and Chesterfield since turning professional two seasons ago.

He made 27 appearances for The Mariners during the 11/12 season and picked up the Supporters’ Young Player of the Season award when his initial one-month October deal was extended until the end of the season.

His second loan outing came in November 2012 and, again, he was invited to remain at the Proact Stadium until the end of last season following another string of impressive displays.

“Conor has been out on loan before and he has a lot of people saying a lot of good things about him,” manager Greg Abbott said. “He’s keen to come here and make his mark at League One level and we think he’s one who will do that. I spoke to Steve Agnew about him, at length, and he's a player who is very highly thought of.

“He’s already shown at Grimsby and Chesterfield that he’s hungry and his attitude earned him long spells with those clubs. He conquered both levels and this is a move which could be very positive for all concerned. He’s definitely one we are looking forward to working with.”