U’S COMPLETE SIGNING OF LEFT BACK JAKE CARROLL FROM HARTLEPOOL UNITED
Cambridge United have completed the signing of left back Jake Carroll from fellow Sky Bet League Two side Hartlepool United on a contract until June 2019.
The clubs have agreed undisclosed terms for the 25-year old who switches to the Cambs Glass Stadium and gives U’s Manager Shaun Derry additional strength in the fullback positions.
Raised in Dublin, Carroll began his career with St Patrick’s Athletic where he joined the Under 20’s before making his senior debut in 2011 and going on to play 33 times for the Saints.
He switched to England and Championship side Huddersfield Town in 2013, making six appearances for the Terriers under Mark Robins, before gathering further experience through loan spells with Bury Town and Partick Thistle.
Carroll joined Hartlepool United ahead of the 2015/16 Sky Bet League Two campaign and fast became a regular feature for the Monkey Hangers at left-back, having featured over 70 times for the North east outfit during the last 18 months.
Delighted to now switch to the Cambs Glass Stadium and team up with the U’s, Carroll commented: “I’m really pleased to be here because it’s a club clearly going in the right direction and with real ambition.
“I’m relishing the chance to play my part in a team that is challenging in the top half of the division. I have heard nothing but good things about the club and its close-knit group of players, so I’m really looking forward to it.
“I’ll be looking to get my head down, work hard, and earn a place in the team to show everyone around the club what I can do.”
Meanwhile, Cambridge United Manager Shaun Derry added: “We’re delighted to welcome Jake into our squad, as he is a player we have been tracking since the previous transfer window.
“He’s very much a different type of fullback to the players we already have within our group and he will be able to contribute in a different way.”
Supporters could get their first look at Carroll in action for the Cambridge United during the U’s Sky Bet League Two fixture with Blackpool at the Cambs Glass Stadium this Saturday. Tickets are available online here, by calling 01223 566 500 or in-store.