Carlisle swoop for former Shrewsbury forward

Carlisle United have signed 26-year old forward Arthur Gnahoua on a short-term deal after his release from League One side by Shrewsbury Town.

Former Shrews manager Paul Hurst took Gnahoua from Kidderminster Harriers not long after taking over at the New Den and he got regular football last season, resulting in an EFL trophy runner’s up medal.

This season he lost his place under Hurst’s replacement John Askey and spent time on loan with AFC Fylde of the National League. He’s failed to impress the new manager either and had his contract terminated recently, allowing him to join Carlisle.

He becomes the first player to be signed by new manager Steven Pressley, who saw his side move up to fourth in the League Two table this weekend with a 2-0 home win against Cheltenham.

Last week they allowed striker Richie Bennett to join Morecambe, freeing up the squad place to bring in Gnahoua.

Our View

Gnahoua did okay at Shrewsbury, he was one Paul Hurst liked but wasn’t then fancied by John Askey when he took over. Askey released Gnahoua at Macclesfield and wasn’t struck this time around either.

He should do well in League Two, he’s a real handful on his day and has the experience to succeed at this level.


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