CONTRACT: Defender agrees three-year deal

Carlisle United Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of Cameron Harper on a three-year deal from Inverness CT.

Harper, 22, joined Inverness at the age of 10 and has progressed through the ranks at the Caledonian Stadium.

The left-sided defender made over 150 appearances for his boyhood club.

Manager Paul Simpson said: "We’re delighted. We’ve been speaking to Cameron and Inverness for a good few weeks now, so I’m delighted to get it done.

“I think he’s a good addition to the squad, he’s a good age, he’s still a young guy but he’s played over 130 games at a good level. He’s a player who I think will add to the squad so I’m pleased to get it done.

“He’s an exciting player and I think there’s more to come. I think you’ve got to have a mix of youngsters and experience in the squad, and from all of the conversations I’ve had with Cameron, his father and his agent, I can see he’s got a fire in his belly and he wants to come and do really well.

“He’s really enjoyed being at Inverness and he’s really thankful for what they’ve done with him over his career, he’s been there for a long time, but he’s desperate to come here and show everybody what he can do.

“I think he adds to that left side and it’s up to them all to fight it out and show me and the rest of the staff that they deserve to play. Jack Robinson won’t be fit for the first part of the season and it’s really important we hit the ground running.

“I wanted to make sure we were covered in that area. Cameron will provide good competition and that’s what we want right throughout the squad.”

The move is subject to ratification from the FA and EFL.

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