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RICHIE BENNETT LOAN

17 January 2019

MORECAMBE have signed Carlisle striker Richie Bennett on loan until the end of the season.

The former Barrow forward, 27, will add to the Shrimps’ striking options as he becomes the third signing of the January window.

Boss Jim Bentley said: “Richie is a player we have liked for a few years.

“We watched him at Northwich a few years ago and followed his progress from Barrow to Carlisle.

“He did really well at Barrow and whenever he has played against us for Carlisle has been a threat.

“He’s a good size, works hard and is good in the air. He ticks a lot of boxes for us and we look forward to working with him.’’

Bennett started his career in the Oldham Athletic Centre of Excellence as a youngster.

He was picked up by Curzon Ashton at the age of 17 and also played for Mossley AFC and Ashton United before joining Northwich Victoria in 2014.

He scored 44 goals in two seasons for the Vics and was signed by Barrow in the summer of 2016.

He made close to 50 appearances for the Bluebirds and scored 16 goals during his one-year stay.


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