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CONTRACT: Keeper to stay until end of season

Stopper agrees half-season deal

28 December 2018

Carlisle United Football Club are delighted to confirm that keeper Louis Gray has signed a half-season contract which keeps him at Brunton Park until the end of the current campaign.

Gray, 23, returned to Brunton Park in October to provide competition for the number one shirt when Boro stopper Joe Fryer broke his leg during the home victory over Crewe Alexandra.

No stranger to United fans, Gray had previously spent three months on loan with the Blues from Everton as cover for Jack Bonham at the end of last season.

Director of football David Holdsworth said: “We are really pleased that Louis has agreed to stay with us.

“We think he’s a goalkeeper who has a bright future ahead if he continues to work as hard as he's working with us right now. He's a very professional young man and he's slotted into our goalkeeping department perfectly.

“The pleasing thing for us is that we know we have two very good keepers who can do the job for us. He’s pushing Adam [Collin] constantly and that’s of real benefit to both of them.

"He’s another who is only going to get better and better the more he’s around the first team environment.”

The Welsh born stopper cut his teeth at his hometown club Wrexham and made the move to join the Premier League giants, initially on a short-term deal, in September 2015.

He had a spell on-loan with Colwyn Bay just one month later, and featured for the Toffees in their Checkatrade Trophy games against Notts County and Mansfield Town in the group stages of the competition last season.

He left Goodison Park when his contract came to a close in June, and was courted by a number of clubs, including Nuneaton Borough, before coming back up north to rejoin the Blues.

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