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United sign Plymouth defender on short-term deal

Plymouth Argyle defender Peter Grant has signed for Carlisle United until the end of the season Credit: Carlisle United

Carlisle United have signed Plymouth Argyle defender Peter Grant on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

The 24-year-old - who is the son of former Celtic and Scotland midfielder Peter Grant - started his career at Peterborough United and played more than a hundred games for Falkirk before joining Plymouth last year.

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Carlisle United appoint new manager

New Carlisle United manager John Sheridan Credit: Press Association

Carlisle United have appointed former Republic of Ireland international John Sheridan as the club's new manager.

He joins the Blues after a spell in charge of League One Fleetwood Town.

Before Fleetwood he managed clubs including Oldham Athletic and Notts County.

As a player Sheridan won the League Cup with Sheffield Wednesday in 1991 and was a member of the Republic of Ireland's World Cup squads in 1990 and 1994.

"John has a record of success, and he is respected by managers, players and fans in equal measure. He is known for getting the absolute best out of players, and has a commitment to bringing young players through.

"I know that he will bring his characteristic determination, motivation and ambition to the club. Time and time, he has shown that he has been able to deliver results in the face of stiff competition."

– Nigel Clibbens, Carlisle United Chief Executive

Winger Nicky Adams leaves Carlisle United

Nicky Adams Credit: PA

Carlisle United winger Nicky Adams has confirmed he is leaving the club, after playing 69 times for the Blues in the past two years.

The 31-year-old has now signed an initial one-year deal with Bury F.C.

Adams recently recovered from a cruciate knee ligament injury which has ruled him out since November.

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