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CLUB: Midfielder turns down offer

Jamie Devitt set to move on

10 June 2019

Carlisle United can confirm that midfielder Jamie Devitt has today turned down the offer of a new contract with the club.

Devitt, 28, initially joined the Blues on a two-year deal in June 2016 and scored 22 goals in his 130 appearances.

Director of football David Holdsworth said: “We did what we could with a very good offer to try to tempt Jamie to stay but his agent has been in touch this afternoon to confirm that the player has decided to turn it down.

“Jamie is a great lad and we wish him all the very best as he moves on to a new challenge.”

Dublin-born Devitt started his career at newly promoted Premier League side Hull City and was voted their Young Player of the Year for the 2007/08 season. 

In 2011 Devitt was capped by the Republic of Ireland U21 side. He went on to have seven spells on loan before signing for Chesterfield in the summer of 2013.

His time with the Spireites resulted in eight appearances before he joined Morecambe, initially on loan. Jim Bentley made the move permanent in the summer of 2014 and Devitt went on to make 98 appearances for the Shrimps, scoring 12 goals.

He became a popular member of the squad at Brunton Park and capped off his best ever return of goals last season (12) by bagging his second consecutive players’ player of the season award.

Everybody at the club wishes Jamie all the very best as he takes his next step.


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