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Carlisle United have re-signed striker Gary Madine on loan from Sheffield Wednesday following his release from prison.
Madine, 23, was sentenced to 18 months incarceration for assaulting two fans in Sheffield.
Carlisle United have signed defender Courtney Meppen-Walter on a one-month deal following a successful trial with the League One club.
The former Man City man was recently released from jail after being sentenced to 16 months incarceration due to his involvement in a car crash which caused two fatalities.
League One side Carlisle United have taken former Manchester City youngster Courtney Meppen-Walter on a two-week trial.
The defender has just been released after serving eight months in prison for causing the death of two people in a road traffic collision.
Former Wigan and Spurs full-back Pascal Chimbonda has re-surfaced at Carlisle United, signing a three-month deal with the Cumbrian club.
League One strugglers Carlisle have sacked manager Greg Abbott, the club have confirmed.
Manchester United defender Reece James has joined League One Carlisle United on loan until January 1 2014.