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CONTRACTS: Alexander McQueen signs one month deal

1 December 2016

Alexander McQueen signs one month deal

Carlisle United have today signed defender Alexander McQueen on a short term deal which keeps him at Brunton Park until 2 January 2017.

McQueen, 21, is no stranger to Carlisle having made 26 appearances for the Cumbrians through his first season in the professional game last term.

He was offered a new deal by manager Keith Curle when the season drew to a close in May and returned to train with the club as a free agent in September, playing in a number of reserve fixtures as he looked to earn a new deal.

“We said last season that we saw Alex as a project and that hasn’t changed,” Curle said. “He has attributes which are different to what we already have in the squad and this is an opportunity for him to really integrate with the group.

“It’s a reward for the work he’s done since he came back to us because he’s shown that he’s hungry and ready to get on with doing his job. He enjoys being here, he likes the area, so it’s now a case of seeing whether or not he fits in with the journey we’re looking to take.”

London-born McQueen came through the Tottenham youth ranks and appeared as a regular in the Development Squad at White Hart Lane. He was also included in the Europa League squad to face Benfica in March 2014.

The versatile player featured at left back and in central midfield with Spurs, but played most of the 2014/15 season as a right back.

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