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Steven Pressley reveals desire to keep 34-year-old at Carlisle

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Carlisle United are keen to keep Adam Collin at Brunton Park as they plot for next season.

The stopper made 47 appearances in all competitions last season and has triggered an extension in his one-year deal, but the finer details stuill have to be ironed out by the Cumbrians backroom staff.

They came within a whisker of the top seven, finishing just three points adrift of Newport in the final play-off spot. That’s prompted Pressley to begin planning for next season, with the 34-year-old at the top of his list.

“I had a football conversation with Adam today [Monday] an he’s a person I really respect and like,” Pressley told the club’s official site.

“I’d love him to stay at this club. There was a trigger clause in his contract, which the club initiated, and that was to keep him here for a further year.

“I believe, at this moment in time, that’s he’s in negotiations with David [Holdsworth] about an improved offer. Hopefully they can find a solution to that.”

Collin began his career with Newcastle United, but was unable to break through with the Magpies. His most successful spell in terms of games came in the non-league with Workington, whom he appeared over 200 times for.

He first joined Carlisle in 2009, making 160 appearances, and returned last summer after spells with Notts County, Rotherham and Aberdeen.

The Verdict

34 is young for a keeper and Collin has had a good season. The Cumbrians didn’t look far away from the top seven all season and if Pressley can keep the bulk of his squad together, they might stand a strong chance of promotion next season.

They’re also in talks with Jamie Devitt, but it’s far likelier they’ll hang on to their keeper and be forced to move for fresh attacking options when the transfer window opens.

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