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18 January 2019

We are over half way through the January transfer window and it is not just players that have been signing deals in Sky Bet League Two. Here’s your round-up of the goings on across the division… 

Carlisle Appoint Pressley 

Steven Pressley has put pen to paper to become Carlisle United’s new manager for the remainder of the season, with The Cumbrians sitting in sixth position within Sky Bet League Two. 

The appointment comes after John Sheridan resigned from his post at Brunton Park and joined National League side Chesterfield.

United have the option to extend the 45-year-old’s stay at the end of the season – when Pressley wants his Carlisle side to be celebrating promotion. 

Pressley has been on the management scene since the 2004/2005 season, after retiring from a successful playing career that saw him feature thirty-two times for Scotland. 


Imps Make Double Swoop 

League Two leaders Lincoln City have added two defenders to their squad this week, in the form of Cian Bolger and James Brown. 

Bolger is an experienced centre-half who had played over one hundred times for Fleetwood Town and is well-accustomed to promotion battles. 

The former Republic of Ireland under-21 international helped The Cod Army make the League One Play-Offs two seasons ago, after featuring for Southend United in their promotion from the fourth tier back in 2015. 

Whilst Bolger signed on a two-and-a-half-year deal, The Imps acquired full-back Brown on loan until the end of the season from Millwall after impressing at Carlisle United last season. 

City have the fourth best defensive record in the division and their new backline recruits could make their debuts on Saturday. 


Dons Sign Defender 

Milton Keynes Dons were quick to capture Scotland international Russell Martin to bolster their promotion bid this week. 

The 33-year-old centre-half left Walsall last Saturday in the hope to move closer to his family in Brighton and Paul Tisdale snapped him up three days later. 

Martin’s CV includes over 540 club appearances for the likes of Norwich City, Peterborough United, Wycombe Wanderers and Rangers, as well as 29 international caps. 

By Matt Bates

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