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Macaulay Gillesphey




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A familiar face returned to Brunton park during the summer as defender Macaulay Gillesphey put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal.

Gillesphey initially joined the Cumbrians on a short-term loan deal in September 2015 as he came highly recommended from the north east.

This turned into a season long stay following some extremely impressive performances and he ended that campaign with 27 appearances and two goals under his belt for the Blues. 

He rejoined the Blues for pre-season in July 2016 and, following another extension to his stay midway through that campaign, added another 36 appearances to his Carlisle United tally. 

A versatile player, he featured at centre back and at left back through his three spells with the club, and was promoted to the first team ranks for his parent club Newcastle United last season as he also featured in their Checkatrade Trophy and cup campaigns.

Having been through the academy system with the Magpies he was released by his home town club at the end of the last campaign.

Macaulay Gillesphey is sponsored by David Graham