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Former Bury goalkeeper joins Cheltenham



Former Portsmouth loanee Trevor Carson joins Cheltenham after his release by Bury

Former Portsmouth loanee Trevor Carson joins Cheltenham after his release by Bury

Goalkeeper Trevor Carson has moved to Cheltenham Town on a free transfer following his recent release by fellow League Two club Bury.

The former Northern Ireland Under-21 international, who began his career at Sunderland and had been on the Gigg Lane books since 2012, has signed a two-year with Cheltenham, who have been looking for a new ‘keeper since the departure of previous custodian Scott Brown to Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen.

Carson was loaned out by The Shakers to Portsmouth for the entire 2013-14 campaign, playing 40 matches as the South Coast side flirted with relegation to the Conference before ending the season strongly to finish 13th.

The 26-year-old becomes the fifth arrival at Whaddon Road this summer, with Asa Hall, Paul Black, Andy Haworth and Lee Vaughan also added to Mark Yates’ squad for 2014-15, and was relieved to have his future sorted out.

“It’s not nice being on the scrapheap and basically out of a job,” he told Cheltenham’s official website.

“It’s the first time I have experienced it in 10 years and it is a worry, especially when you have a young family.

“Mark was the first manager I spoke to and he rang whilst I was on my honeymoon. People were telling me to perhaps wait but I felt good straight away because he was honest and up front with me.

“Straight away it felt right so I decided to go for it.”

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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