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CONTRACT: Keeper coach extends stay with United

Popular coach pens new deal

9 May 2019

Carlisle United Football Club are delighted to confirm that keeper coach Craig Wight has extended his stay with the club until the end of the 2019/20 season.

Wight, 40, initially joined the Blues on a half-season deal in November last year and has worked closely with manager Steven Pressley as part of the coaching staff since the new boss joined the club during the January transfer window.

His new deal brings a change in title as he becomes Head of Goalkeeping at the club, as well as carrying out his normal duties as first team keeper coach.

Manager Steven Pressley said: “Continuity was important. Over the four months I’ve been in Craig has demonstrated to me that he’s got a good relationship with the goalkeepers.

“Over the course of the season it’s fair to say his goalkeepers have performed very well, so they seem to have responded to his methods and he’s given them the confidence to do their jobs.

“When he first started at the club he was travelling from Scotland, but I think he’s demonstrated his commitment because he now lives here on a full-time basis and very seldom goes up the road.

“He works exceptionally hard with the goalkeepers, so I’m really pleased to have him here next season.”

The former-Stirling, Cowdenbeath and Livingston keeper started out as a youngster with Hibs and was based mostly in Scotland through his playing days.

He also spent time in College football in America, and with FC Aland and Mariehamn in Finland. He was both assistant manager and caretaker manager through different spells whilst with Aland.

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