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Carlisle United FC Player Profiles

Posted 18th July 2016 at 04:16 pm

Midfielder Nicky Adams signed a two-year deal with United in June 2016 which keeps him at Brunton Park until the summer of 2018.

Bolton-born Adams was most recently with 2016 League Two title winners Northampton Town where he became the player to record ‘most assists’ across the division in what was a hugely successful campaign on both a personal and club level.

Adams came through the youth system with Bury and went on to score 15 goals in just over 90 appearances in what was a bright start to his playing career.

He was snapped up by Leicester City for a reported fee of £100,000 in the summer of 2008 and scored twice in his 38 run-outs with the Foxes.

He had loan spells with Rochdale and Leyton Orient during his two-year stay and made a permanent move to Brentford in 2010.

A second three-month loan stay with Dale preceded a permanent and enjoyable move to Spotland in January 2011.

Over 60 appearances in 18 months earned him a switch to Crawley where he was an almost ever-present in his year-and-a-half in the deep south.

He moved back up north to join Rotherham during the January 2014 transfer window but he returned to his roots in Bury for a second spell, in May 2014, before signing for the Cobblers where he helped them to clinch the League Two crown at the end of the 15/16 campaign.

Adams appeared on five occasions for the Wales U21 side having made his debut for his country against France in November 2007.

Nicky Adams is sponsored by Kathryn and Bruce Vander Taylor.

Career History