One in, one out at Carlisle
By Phil Jackson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Carlisle have brought Kevin Harper in, and let striker Glenn Murray out, on loan.
Carlisle United have brought Stoke City midfielder Kevin Harper in, and let striker Glenn Murray out, on loan.
Former Scotland Under-21 international Harper has moved down from The Championship with Stoke City after finding himself on the fringes this season.
The 30-year-old, who has had spells at Hibernian, Derby County and Portsmouth earlier in his career, has signed for United on a month-long deal.
Murray (pictured) meanwhile, has dropped down to League Two by joining Rochdale.
The 23-year-old has signed a contract at Spotland until January and is delighted with the deal, which sees him go straight into the squad for Saturday's trip to take on Lincoln City.
"There is a new manager at Carlisle this season and I felt I had a good pre-season but Neil McDonald has a different system of playing and I don't fit into his plans," Murray told the Rochdale website.
"It was two weeks ago I learned of Rochdale's interest in me and it has taken until now to sort everything out.
"There were a few clubs interested in taking me, which is nice to know, but for me Rochdale was the pick of the bunch.
"It always helps going to a club that is playing well and getting results and that is the case with Rochdale."