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Shrimps snap up Carlisle defender

24-year-old right back Joel Senior has becomes the latest acquisition to the Morecambe FC squad.

The Shrimps have today secured the services of the 2022/23 League Two Play-off winner, as the full back joins on a one-year deal from Carlisle United.

He spent 10 years in the youth system at Oldham Athletic before climbing his way up the footballing ladder. Initially turning out for Hough End and Maine Road, Senior would work his way up to FC United of Manchester and Curzon Ashton as his progression was tracked by Burnley. The Clarets offered Joel a deal to be part of their Under 23’s which he signed before one year later joining Altrincham in 2020.

After almost two years with Altrincham, Joel moved to Carlisle United in January 2022. During his time at Brunton Park, he was a part of the side that went on to reach the play-off final last season, ultimately winning at the national stadium and claiming a place in League One for The Cumbrians.

Upon signing Senior, manager Derek Adams said: “Joel obviously had a very good season last year- in being part of a promotion with Carlisle. He has shown throughout his career that he isn’t scared to work hard and roll his sleeves up and it’s a credit to him that his journey has taken him to this stage.”

“Joel is still only 24-years-old and still developing so there will be progress to be made in the next year and this is a good place for him to do it.”

Joel added: “I am really happy to join Morecambe. I know League Two from last season and I want to make sure that I am competitive in League Two again this season, it’s an important part of my progress and I am looking forward to the challenge ahead.”

“I look forward to meeting the team and getting to work for the season ahead, having tasted promotion it makes me want it again.”

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