Cambridge United defender Jake Carroll will join Scottish Premier League Motherwell FC in the summer.
The left-back, whose contract expires at the end of the season, will join the Steelmen on a two-year deal.
Carroll has made thirty-five appearances for Cambridge this season in a disappointing campaign which has seen the U’s finish in the lower reaches of League Two.
It will be the second time that Carroll has played in Scotland, having made thirteen appearances at Partick Thistle before moving to Hartlepool, then in League Two. After making seventy-three appearances for the Pools, he signed for Cambridge in January 2017.
In the announcement on Motherwell’s official website, manager Steven Robinson was delighted with the capture. ‘He’s quick, and he’s a strong defender. But he will come here and have to earn the right to play, as we’ve got competition in his position.’
Carroll said of the move. ‘I’m looking forward to getting started in the summer with the club.’
‘I know there’s a lot of competition for places, but I’m coming to be part of the squad and looking to establish myself.’
Dublin born Carroll made ninety-four appearances for the U’s, without finding the net, in his two and a half years at the club.
Carroll will be delighted with the move after a poor season at Cambridge.
At twenty-seven he will be hoping the move to Scotland will kick-start his career.
Cambridge supporters will be hoping that the departure is the beginning of a clear out of their underperforming squad and the start of Calderwood’s rebuilding.
The club has failed to kick on in the manner of Lincoln and Luton after promotion from the National League in 2014 despite the big cash windfall of their FA Cup tie with Manchester United.
Supporters are getting impatient for progress, and it would be no surprise to see many comings and goings at the Abbey in the summer.