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BREAKING: Midfielder moves on

10 July 2015

Midfielder Anthony Griffith moves on from Carlisle United

Carlisle United Football Club can confirm that midfielder Anthony Griffith has parted company with the club this morning to pursue other options.

Griffith, 28, joined United on a half-season deal in January and made 11 appearances for the club during his five month stay. 

Manager Keith Curle said: “Anthony was brought in to do a job for the football club and he did that for us.

"We wanted him not only for his football ability, but also for the type of character he is. We needed that kind of thing through the second half of what had been a tough season.

"We needed the controlled aggressive attitude in midfield and he brought that in abundance."

"The work through the summer has been to reshape the squad, as everyone has seen, and Anthony wasn't going to get the pitch time he would want going forward, and that we all feel he would need at this stage of his career," he added. "We sat down and spoke honestly about that and we agreed that he would be better to go and get the football game time he deserves elsewhere."

Griffith started his career as a youngster with Halifax Town and earned his first professional deal with Doncaster Rovers in 2005. He enjoyed loan spells with Oxford, Darlington and Stafford as he continued his football development and also made a return to Halifax during his time at the Keepmoat.

A four-year move to Port Vale followed, where he made over 200 appearances, but he left the Valiants to join Leyton Orient in 2012. He returned for another season with Port Vale in 2013 and also had spells at Harrogate Town and, most recently, with Shrewsbury.

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