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CONTRACTS: Youth pair accept deals

9 May 2014

Brough and Dempsey agree deals

Carlisle United Football Club are delighted to announce that Patrick Brough and Kyle Dempsey have agreed the terms of their one-year contract offers and will stay at the club as first year professionals for the 2014/15 season.

Midfielder Dempsey and left-sided player Brough, both Cumbrian born, came through the youth ranks and were offered terms at the end of the April when their two-year scholarship came to a close. 

Patrick Brough made a total of four appearances for the club this season, making his debut in the Capital One Cup penalty win over Blackburn Rovers in August, and Kyle Dempsey figured twice, bagging his first outing for the first team in the 3-0 home win over MK Dons in January this year.

“As I said when we made the contract offers, we’re absolutely delighted for these two lads,” manager Graham Kavanagh said. “It’s something we say to every young player, but the hard work starts now. 

“It’s up to me to get them the game time and pitch time to help them develop and, if they continue to do the work, they will get their chance. Both lads are local and they understand how much this club means to people. That’s a huge advantage in their favour. 

“I’ve already told them that this is the start of the rest of what I hope are very long careers. It’s up to them where they go with it from here. If they stay focused, grounded and as humble as they have been, and if they keep the level of desire to succeed they both have, then there is no doubt they will be real assets for us. I’m looking forward to working with both of them.”

CUFC players under contract:


Courtney Meppen-Walter


David Amoo
Mark Beck
Patrick Brough
Kyle Dempsey
Mark Gillespie
Josh Gillies
Sean O’Hanlon
Brad Potts
Matt Robson
David Symington


Paul Thirlwell (1 year), James Berrett (2 years)

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