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.

The manager of Carlisle United, Keith Curle is aware of all the injuries that Mark Gillespie has been suffering from as the tactician said: “We all know what Mark is capable of and we’re delighted that he’s staying with us. He’s been unlucky with injuries and if we can keep him clear of that, we’re sure he’ll continue his progression.’’

Carlisle United finished the past season on the 20th spot of the English League Two but Keith Curle is hoping that by signing Mark Gillespie on an extended contract and by making a few more changes in the squad, his team will be able to finish on a higher spot in their next campaign.