Manchester City have completed the season-loan signing of Derby County goalkeeper Scott Carson for the second year running.
Carson has made 171 appearances for Derby since arriving from Wigan Athletic in 2015, but has fallen out of favour at Pride Park.
In the second-half of the 2018/19 season, Kelle Roos moved ahead of Carson and became Derby’s number-one under Frank Lampard heading into the play-off campaign.
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Last summer, the arrival of Ben Hamer on loan from Huddersfield Town saw Carson move down the pecking order, with the 34-year-old sealing a rather surprising move to Manchester City.
The experienced shot-stopper is yet to make an appearance for Pep Guardiola’s side, but his experience on the training ground will have been beneficial for the club’s younger goalkeepers behind-the-scenes.
Derby have now confirmed that Carson has extended his loan spell at the Etihad Stadium, and he will spend the entirety of the 2020/21 campaign on loan with the Premier League giants.
The Rams may look to bring in another goalkeeper this summer following Hamer’s return to Huddersfield, however plenty of fans have reacted to the decision to let Carson join City on loan for another year.
Here’s what they had to say…
Pathetic, should have kept him, still a class keeper
— Matt (@mztty) August 19, 2020
He ain’t a good keeper well not any more
— Jason O Sheikh (@GiftedGuardiola) August 19, 2020
You would think he would want to play competitive football rather than just bench warm ( if he’s lucky) and collect the dosh…🤷♂️
— Caymanram (@caymanram) August 19, 2020
After the impact he made at City can you blame them for taking him back? Inspirational in their 2nd place Premier League finish
— Jake 𓆏 (@JakeBarker1212) August 19, 2020
He's a reliable 3rd choice emergency keeper. And he gets exposure to some of the best coaching in the game to help him transition to the non playing side. Makes sense to me. Best of luck to him
— Inquisitive Ram (@Inquisitive_Ram) August 19, 2020
Why doesn’t he just retire now ehh ??
— James (@JamessCG23) August 19, 2020
30k off the wages 👍🏽
— Ollie Chet🐏🐏🐏 (@ollie_chet) August 19, 2020
Last few years of playing career sat on the bench at best 🤷♂️ don’t get it surely every pro would want to play as much as possible. I get the learning from pep thing but your a long time retired
— Ian Ellis (@ianellis8152) August 19, 2020
— james richards (@James_Ilkeston) August 19, 2020
Saves the club a huge amount of money in terms of wages.
— Barnaby & Chris (@AmbroseBarnaby) August 19, 2020