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Carlisle United announce short-term signing



Carlisle United have announced the signing of forward Lewis Alessandra on short-term contract until the end of the season.

The 30-year-old has turned out 23 times across all competitions for Morecambe so far this term, scoring five goals for the Shrimps.

Yesterday, League Two’s basement club announced that Alessandra has left the Globe Arena after his contract expired after six months at the club.

Carlisle were quick to announce the signing of the striker following his departure from their local rivals Morecambe.

Alessandra has amassed over 300 appearances in League Two, scoring goals in the fourth tier for a number of clubs including Notts County, Plymouth Argyle and Hartlepool United.

The 30-year-old also turned out 75 times in League One, mainly for Oldham Athletic as well as making a handful of appearances for Rochdale.

Alessandra becomes the Blues fifth summer signing with Chris Beech’s men looking to steer themselves away from the League Two relegation zone.

Carlisle face Walsall and then Forest Green Rovers in their next two matches and will hope their latest signing can hit the ground running and contribute to help improving results.

The Verdict

Carlisle have added a good mix of signings so far this window with Elliot Watt, Max Hunt and Joshua Kayode joining from Wolves, Derby County and Rotherham United respectively.

Along with Alessandra, the Blues have also added Nick Anderton on a permanent transfer to strengthen their squad as they looked to maintain their Football League status.

They find themselves in a relegation battle and only four points away from the drop zone but this signing, as well as the previous four, will give fans reasons to be optimistic for the run in.

Chris Beech will hope that the mix of youthful energy plus a little added experience at this level will see his side move further way from the relegation zone in the coming weeks.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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