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LOAN: Attacking midfielder joins Warrington

Loan move for Lewis Bell

20 January 2022

Carlisle United can confirm that first-year pro Lewis Bell has joined Northern Premier League Premier Division side Warrington Town FC on a month-long loan deal today.

Bell, 19, signed a two-year contract with the Blues at the end of the 2020/21 season and has made six appearances so far.

Manager Keith Millen said: “As we say whenever any of our players go out on loan, we want them to work hard and be the best player when they go out on the pitch.

“Warrington are pushing at the top end of their division, so Lewis is going into a competitive environment where they will need him to play a part.

“I’ve spoken to him and he’s another young lad who wants to be playing games. He’ll need to earn his place, which I’m sure he will, and it will be good for him to be part of that match day dressing room environment.

“We’ll monitor it, as you would expect, and hopefully he’ll do exactly what we know he’s capable of and that will help his confidence to grow.”

The attack-minded player joined the academy system when he was just nine-years-old, and progressed through to the under-18 squad having impressed at every level through the age groups.

His performance against Liverpool in 2020/21 pre-season friendly, when he played the final 30-minutes of the game at the Kirkby training base, again caught the eye and he was on the bench for the first game of that season in the EFL Trophy against Fleetwood.

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