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CONTRACT: Midfielder extends his stay

Josh Dixon agrees longer stay

19 May 2021

Carlisle United are delighted to confirm that an agreement has been reached with midfielder Josh Dixon for a new two-year deal, keeping the player at the club until at least the summer of 2023.

Having had a clause activated in his contract for the 2021/22 season in April, this becomes the fourth senior deal with the club for the 20-year-old, who joined the club’s academy at the age of nine.

Manager Chris Beech told us: “I know I’ve said this before but Josh is a talented young player. He’s a local lad who has had some bad luck with injuries, but he’s desperate to push on.

“With him having come through the club’s academy system it gives him a real desire to do well for us, and I’m excited and enthusiastic about seeing what he can bring to the group.

“It has been tough for him with the injuries, but he’s worked hard and it’s now all about coming back for pre-season and stepping on from day one.”

Dixon, 20, worked his way through the age groups to earn his first one-year deal at the end of the 2018/19 season.

An attack-minded midfielder, with an eye for a pass, he battled back from a cruciate ligament injury to earn a new two-year contract in July 2019.

He suffered a further setback when he picked up another knee injury during training that month, but worked hard through his rehab and made his debut for the club in the 3-1 Papa John’s Trophy group win over Aston Villa in November 2020.

His league debut came in the 4-0 home victory over Stevenage in December that same year, and he has made a total of four senior appearances for the Blues.

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