Scougall re-signs

Last updated : 21 June 2019 By Paddock Pundit

From the News & Star.


Stefan Scougall has signed a new one-year deal to remain at Carlisle United.

The midfielder finalised terms at Brunton Park this morning and has put pen to paper.

It keeps the Scot at United for the 2019/20 season, after he spent the second half of last season with the Blues.

Scougall had been offered a deal at the end of the campaign, leading to several weeks of discussions between United and the player's agent.

The News & Star reported last night that talks were progressing positively and the agreement was clinched today.

He has now committed to Steven Pressley's squad ahead of pre-season training which starts next Thursday.

Scougall said today: "It's taken a lot longer than I thought [to finalise the deal] but I'm delighted to be back and I can't wait to get back into training next week."

The 26-year-old made 15 appearances and scored one goal under Pressley last season.

That came after he moved to the Blues from St Johnstone.

Previously he had played under Pressley on loan at Fleetwood from Sheffield United, where he spent two-and-a-half seasons following a move from Livingston.

Scougall's deal comes a day after fellow midfielder Jack Bridge became the Blues' fifth new summer signing.

United remain in talks with a centre-half and are pursuing other targets, including strikers.