Ex-Manchester United and Hamilton midfielder Charlie Scott has joined League Two Carlisle United on trial and will hope to impress in the coming weeks. Scott joins Lewis Walters on trial at John Sheridan’s Carlisle and will have the chance to impress in the coming weeks with games coming up thick and fast.
Charlie Scott is a product of the Manchester United academy and has played alongside the likes of Scott McTominay, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard. He is a holding midfield player who can also operate at the back, both positions where Carlisle could use depth. The nature of John Sheridan’s job at Carlisle United was always going to mean loans and free transfers and Scott is certainly someone who, with games on a regular basis could develop into an important player.
He isn’t the only player to join the club on trial, ex-Leeds United and Nottingham Forest winger Lewis Walters will also be looking to impress another ex-Leeds United player and now manager of Carlisle John Sheridan. Lewis Walters was regarded as one of the hottest prospects in the Leeds United academy but never got the chance to impress in the first-team.
Quick and direct Walters always had the potential to play in the Football League and dropping into League Two may well be the tonic he needs to kick on with his career. Leeds United have a habit of producing quality young players, you need only cast your eye over the England squad to see that Danny Rose and Fabian Delph are both from the Thorp Arch academy. The England under 21 captain Lewis Cook and his partner at the recent Toulon tournament winning England team Ronaldo Vieira were also developed at Leeds.
On paper these deals are well worth a chance, a trial period is what some players need to show they can cut it and these two certainly have the ability required. Carlisle could well have found themselves two bargains this summer already, despite the disappointing defeat at Barrow.