Goalkeeper Trevor Carson hopes his experience can help Morecambe after joining on loan from Dundee United until the end of the 2021/22 season.
The 33-year-old Northern Irish international has accumulated more than 350 career appearances to-date, across many leagues including Sky Bet League’s One and Two, the Scottish Premiership and the Europa League Qualifying stages.
The Downpatrick-born shot stopper has also represented his county seven times, most recently against Estonia in September, keeping a clean sheet in the process.
After linking up with Stephen Robinson for the second time in his career, following their spell together at Motherwell, Carson hopes his years of experience in the game can benefit the Shrimps going into the second half of the campaign.
“I’ve been involved in relegation battles, I’ve been in Cup Finals up in Scotland, I’ve experienced the ups and downs,” he said.
“Hopefully I can add that experience and know-how to the lads, and I think that goes a long way in football.
“You have to produce performances on the pitch, that’s what gets you points, but Monday to Friday, if you can help keep the spirits high and just add that bit of experience, and hopefully I can do that.”
After struggling for game time with the Terrors, Carson sees this loan spell as an opportunity to prove himself, and he says he’s excited to have arrived at the Mazuma Stadium.
He added: “[I’m] delighted, it’s been in the pipeline for maybe a week or so, I’ve obviously got the relationship with the manager having worked with him at Motherwell.
“I’m delighted to come here, hopefully I’ll add something to the team and help us stay in the league.
“I’ve still got a lot to offer as a goalkeeper, I haven’t played as much as I’d want at Dundee United, but I played at Ibrox a couple of weeks ago and I feel in the best shape of my life, hence that’s why I felt the need to get out.
“I wasn’t content just sitting on the bench at Dundee United, so hopefully I can prove to the fans that I’ve been a good addition.”