Carlisle sign Hanford

Carlisle have signed goalkeeper Dan Hanford on a one-year contract following a successful two-week trial.

Last Updated: 15/07/14 at 09:45

Graham Kavanagh: Pleased to sign Dan Hanford

Graham Kavanagh: Pleased to sign Dan Hanford

"It's obviously a position we've been looking at since we released Greg (Fleming)," manager Graham Kavanagh told the club's official website after the League Two side snapped up the 23-year-old.

"We sat down as a staff during the close season to discuss what we would do going forward. That entailed bringing in another young keeper, with the right credentials, who we could look to develop.

"It was important they had the right mentality and they were ready to push Mark (Gillespie) for the number one shirt.

"We also wanted to make sure we had a keeper we could push on and try and get him to where Mark is in terms of development.

"Dan has been with us for two weeks now so he knows what to expect from us. He's looked good in training and he's starting to understand the way we're trying to work."

Hanford has had spells with Hereford, Rochdale and Maltese side Floriana.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

L

oved the article. i remember at school, after failing an exam, I would become obscenely secretly happy if I discover that others failed as well. Misery loves company...Now here is to hoping Chelsea joins the party and Stoke city wins the league...Cheers!

gabu
The Premier League: As Crazy As A Bag Of Snakes

C

haos reached its ultimate reckoning last weekend with Tony Hibbert looking assured at left back and Osman looking like a cultured ball playing midfielder before busting a gut to get to the back post for a Samuel Eto'o ball. Different chaos but chaos. If Kone scores the winner tonight I fear the world will end.

jelasfirsttouch
The Premier League: As Crazy As A Bag Of Snakes

A

beautiful demonstration of why stats mean diddly-squat in football.

cheshire-gooner
WhoScored's PL Team Of 2014 So Far...

Footer 365

La Liga: David Moyes says he wants to 'excite' Real Sociedad fans ahead of Elche clash

David Moyes wants to "excite" Real Sociedad fans in his first home game in charge of the Basque club against Elche.

Europa League: Benjamin Stambouli fires Tottenham to win over Partizan Belgrade

Benjamin Stambouli's strike earned Tottenham a 1-0 win over Partizan Belgrade and a place in the last 32 of the Europa League.

Europa League: Trabzonspor and Fiorentina among teams to reach last 32

Trabzonspor and Fiorentina were among the teams to progress to the last 32 of the Europa League on Thursday night.

Mail Box

Arsenal Fans Are Full Of Hope Again...

Arsenal fans have been sucked back into believing Wenger can bring the glory years back after beating Borussia Dortmund. Plus, more on Liverpool's worrying decline...

Makes Sense To Make Gerrard Liverpool Manager

That's the thoughts of one Mailboxer, who wants Jamie Carragher as defensive coach. Plus views on Arsenal, Malmo v Juventus, Alexis Sanchez & tremendous improvement...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property