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Tom Parkes Credit: Carlisle United Football Club

Carlisle United's defender Tom Parkes has turned down his contract offer from the club.

During his 24-month spell at Brunton Park, the 27-year-old appeared more than 85 times and scored twice.

He was offered a deal by manager Steven Pressley at the end of the 2018/19 season, but has since declined.

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"Tom has been an excellent player for Carlisle United and we wish him all the very best as he moves on to his new challenge.

"Obviously we plan for every eventuality when we make contract offers and we continue to work hard to bring the players in who will help to push this club forward to where we want it to be."

– Carlisle United Manager, Steven Pressley

CUFC says the defender is looking to sign for another League Two club.

Kevin Holt Credit: Queen of the South

Across the Border, Queen of the South have welcomed an old player back to Palmerston Park, four years after his departure.

Kevin Holt left the club in 2015 to play for Premiership side Dundee for three years, followed by a season in Cyprus with FC Pafos.

The 26-year-old has put pen to paper on a two year contract.

I am delighted to bring Kevin Holt back to Queens and get the chance to work with him again. Sandy and I worked with him before in our first period in charge and he's played at a very good level since. The experience in Cyprus will have helped him too. He's definitely a player who could play at a higher level so I'm delighted he has chosen to come here."

– Manager of Queen of the South, Allan Johnston