Mark Gillespie signs a contract extension with Carlisle United

The 23 year old shot-stopper Mark Gillespie has been playing with Carlisle United since February of 2010 but it wasn’t until the season of 2012-13 when the English player started making regular appearances for Carlisle United and he has now turned into one of the most influential players in the pitch for the English League Two.

This new contract that Mark Gillespie penned with Carlisle United will see the shot-stopper staying with the club for at least one more year and the captain of the club, Danny Grainger believes that by keeping hold of Mark Gillespie for another year is the best decision that the club has done so far in this summer.

Danny Grainger praised Gillespie as the captain of Carlisle United said: “Keeping Mark Gillespie was, for me, the best bit of business the manager has done so far. If Mark can have a full season where he’s fit, he is a fantastic talent and the sky is the limit for him.”

Mark Gillespie has gone from being an unused substitute during an entire season to playing almost every single match of a season. It’s a big step up for the 23 year old player who still has his entire career ahead of him.

Injuries have been a problem for Gillespie as he has had to miss out from a number of matches but Keith Curle is hoping that his injuries struggles won’t continue to hamper the amount of performances that the young player makes from now on forward. Continue reading Mark Gillespie signs a contract extension with Carlisle United

Keith Curle says that he is happy with the way the players

Carlisle United manager Keith Curle says that he is happy with the way the players have responded to the extra training in order to improve fitness. After becoming the manager in September 2014,Curle has been able to get the club clear of relegation zone in the last few weeks.

This is after a string of good results with victories against Northampton and Cheltenham Town. One of the reasons for this improved performance has been the players training much harder than before according toCurle. He says that his plans to step up the intensity in the training could have gone horribly wrong had it not been for the response from the players.

The fact that they have been able to keep up their fitness levels at this stage of the season is a testament to the hard work done by the players according to the manager. He says that these fitness levels are finally starting to show its results. It is now looking almost certain that Carlisle will be able to avoid relegation quite comfortably. This was certainly not the case in the early part of the campaign. Curle has even cited the example of a couple of players as the examples of hard-working training. The club take on Oxford United away from home in the next league match. Continue reading Keith Curle says that he is happy with the way the players