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CONTRACT: Winger joins on two-year deal

Return to the EFL for exciting wide man

30 August 2021

Carlisle United are delighted to confirm that winger Jordan Gibson has put pen-to-paper with the Blues on a two-year deal from Sligo Rovers, for an undisclosed fee, this afternoon.

Birmingham-born Gibson, 23, was with Wolves and Bromsgrove as a youngster, and he joined Glasgow giants Rangers in 2015 and was part of their under-20 squad until he secured a move to Bradford City in the summer of 2017.

He played 29 games for the Bantams, scoring once, and also enjoyed a loan spell with Stevenage through the second half of the 2018/19 campaign.

A move to Ireland and St Patrick’s proved to be a good one, and he was snapped up by Sligo, where he featured in every league fixture and scored in seven successive games through the first part of 2021.

Manager Chris Beech said: “Jordan’s a player I’ve been aware about for a while. We actually looked at recruiting him last season but we couldn’t make it happen.

“As a player he plays as a wide attacker, gets crosses in and scores goals. He made his name at Bradford in League One and Two and has had loan experience with Stevenage.

“He moved over to Ireland after leaving Bradford and played his football in a completely different environment and that, for me, has done him the world of good. He’s really pushed on as a player.”

“He’s at the right age with great physical attributes,” he continued. “He’ll already be familiar to a number of our players and that always helps when it comes to settling in.

“Jordan jumped at the opportunity to come to us. He knows he’s progressed as a player and he’s chomping at the bit to make an impact back in the EFL.

“David Holdsworth has worked really hard behind the scenes to make this happen and I’m delighted to have Jordan with us.”

This deal remains subject to the clearance of all necessary paperwork - including international clearance.


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