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CONTRACT: Midfielder pens new deal

Devitt commits to another season

29 July 2022

Carlisle United are delighted to confirm that midfielder Jamie Devitt has signed a one-year contract which keeps him with the Blues until the summer of 2023.

Devitt, 32, returned to Brunton Park on a short-term deal during the January 2022 transfer window.

He was invited back to train with the Blues once again ahead of the 22/23 campaign kick-off, which led to the completion of this new agreement.

No stranger to the Cumbrians he bagged 22 goals in 130 appearances in a three-year stay between 2016 and 2019.

The Dublin-born attack-minded playmaker started his career with Hull City, where he had loan spells with Darlington, Shrewsbury Town, Accrington Stanley, Bradford City, Rotherham United and Grimsby Town before making the switch to sign for Chesterfield in the summer of 2013.

He joined Morecambe during the January 2014 loan window and went on to net 12 goals in 98 appearances for The Shrimps.

He finished the 2015/16 campaign as League Two’s top assist-maker and picked up a trio of Player of the Year awards.

His first stay in Cumbria ended when he signed for Blackpool in the summer of 2019, where he had loan moves to Bradford and Newport before penning a deal with Barrow in January 2021. He scored once in 22 outings with the Bluebirds.

"We're really pleased to get this done because Jamie is the kind of person who has an influence on and off the pitch," manager Paul Simpson said.

"Even though he isn't a captain he's a very positive presence, and we all know what he can do when he's fully fit and involved with the team.

"He's worked hard through pre-season, and it says a lot that he spoke to me and made it clear that he had no intetntion of looking anywhere else.

"That in itself is a good indication of the type of person he is, and I'm looking forward to working with him again this season."

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