Kilkenny’s own Sean Maguire has signed a one-year deal with Carlisle United.
Last season saw Maguire call time on his near six-year tenure with Preston North End to join Coventry on a short-term deal in January. Overall the former West Ham appeared seven times and started once against Wigan at the DW Stadium. Coventry ended up losing out to Luton in the Championship play-off final and missed out on the opportunity to get back to the Premier League.
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Joining the likes of fellow Irish alum who have worn the jersey such as Keiren Westwood, Richard Keogh, Graham Kavanagh, and Harry Arter over the years.
The Cumbrians are managed by Paul Simpson, who is in his second stint as manager, after taking charge of the team in 2003-06. Simpson guided them to League 2 promotion after defeating Stockport County on penalties. This marks a remarkable turnaround of fortunes, considering he took over in February of 2002 with the club in the 23rd spot and in danger of going down to the National League for the first time since 2006.
Speaking about the transfer boss Simpson seemed delighted to secure the signature, “For a club like us to get that type of player we do have to be patient, we’re not first in the queue because we can’t offer top money. He’s shown a desire to come here and I’m really looking forward to working with him.”
A home tie awaits at Brunton Park for Maguire & Co, as their league journey begins against Fleetwood on Saturday the fifth of August.
We wish Sean and Carlisle the best in the upcoming season and look forward to following his journey throughout the campaign.