Marcus Dewhurst Joins Carlisle United On Loan
Carlisle United have this afternoon confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Marcus Dewhurst for the second time on loan from Premier League Sheffield United following an injury to summer signing Magnus Norman. The young keeper, who was with the Blues last season has returned to Brunton Park on a half-season loan.
The Premier League prospect played for Carlisle United in this afternoon’s 4-1 friendly defeat against Liverpool U23’s. The England U18 International’s return comes as former Fulham goalkeeper Magnus Norman prepares to see a specialist over a knee injury.
Carlisle United boss Chris Beech said, “Magnus Norman is seeing a specialist at the start of the week and we’ll have to take it from there, he has got a slight issue with his knee and it’s hopefully just a slight issue. However, I can confirm that keeper Magnus Norman will miss the start of the season and that Marcus Dewhurst is an able replacement.
I want two goalkeepers that will push each other, not a number one and number two, so to speak. When we looked at recruitment in the goalkeeper department my ideal preference was to have our own rather than going into the loan market. This is why we acquired two very good goalkeepers in their own right Magnus Norman and Paul Farman.
The news that Magnus is going to miss the early part of the season isn’t great, but there was really then only one name we all suggested we pursue to come in and that was Marcus Dewhurst. He’s been with us before he has an unbelievable attitude to his game and preparation, and will I’m sure go on to have a great career.”
Dewhurst came in as competition for Adam Collin and Louis Gray in January on a half-season loan. He featured in reserve outings for the Cumbrians and was on the bench for the first-team but did not make a senior appearance before Covid-19 curtailed the season. He had a previous loan stint with Guiseley AFC in the Vanarama National League North.