Carlisle United are delighted to confirm that defender Morgan Feeney has agreed a one-year deal (with a club option) which keeps him at Brunton Park until the summer of 2022.
Bootle-born Feeney, 22, came through the Everton youth system and was loaned to Tranmere for the second half of the 2019/20 campaign.
He left Everton to join Sunderland in the summer of 2020, and he scored his first senior goal for the Black Cats in the 8-1 Papa John’s trophy group game victory over Aston Villa.
He was snapped up by the Blues at the end of January, when he became a free agent, but suffered a break in his foot during a training session with the club at the beginning of February.
Having worked hard during his rehab he featured in the Central League Cup final at St George’s Park against Bournemouth in April, where he played his first 60 minutes for the club.
Manager Chris Beech said: “Morgan came in during our January window and was unfortunate to pick up a bad injury in one of his early training sessions.
“We know his pedigree and we know what he could be capable of. He’s shown the hard work and determination behind the scenes to get himself back from injury and to put himself in a position to be able to compete for us next season.”
“His initial deal with us was set to expire at the end of this season but collectively we felt that giving Morgan an opportunity to play for us next season was the right thing to do,” he continued. “As a player he’s had an unfortunate run of luck with injuries, but the one he picked up in February was completely unrelated and could have happened to any of our players.
“He’s in good hands with Ross Goodwin from a medical perspective and, as I said when I first signed him, if he’d have managed to stay injury free during his career it’s highly likely he’d been playing at a higher level.
“This deal is a smart choice for the club because it supports us in what we want to do. It’s also a smart choice for Morgan because it’s that commitment and stability he needs to allow him to kick his career on.
“The onus is on him to seize the opportunity and show everyone what a good player we know he can be. I’m very pleased he’s with us we start to look towards next season.”
We’ll be speaking to Morgan about his new deal later this week.