Adam's back

Carlisle United are delighted to announce the return of popular stopper Adam Collin on a one-year deal [with an option] as he becomes John Sheridan’s fifth summer signing.

Collin, 33, kick started his career with the Blues when he came up from Workington in the summer of 2009, to train with the squad, prior to joining the club on a full-time basis.

Having cut his teeth at Newcastle United, with spells at Oldham and Doncaster along the way, he went on to make the number one spot his own at Brunton Park with 159 appearances in his four-year stay.

He featured in two Wembley cup finals for the Cumbrians, picking up a JPT winner’s medal in 2011, and became known as a spot-kick specialist following a string of saves in shoot-outs and during games when faced with penalty kicks.

He moved to spend three years with Rotherham in May 2013 and spent the last two seasons with Notts County, with more valuable experience gained in play-off campaigns, where he made a total of 81 appearances.

Keeper coach Dan Watson said: “I’m very happy that this is done. This makes it a very strong goalkeeping department with two extremely good keepers to work with.

“Adam has been in with us for a couple of sessions this week and I can see a bond building already. He comes to us with a huge amount of experience and he’s grown and developed a lot since he was last here.

“He knows the game, he knows the club and he’s here to do well. He’s also here to help this club be successful and he knows he’s going to have to earn the right to wear the shirt, which is exactly the same as it is for Joe [Fryer].

“I’m really looking forward to getting to know him better and to seeing how far we can all help to push each other on.”

This deal remains subject to the clearance of all paperwork.