Inverness Caledonian Thistle have signed 23-year-old midfielder David Carson from Morpeth Town on a two-year deal.
A Geordie by birth, Carson is a combative central midfielder with an eye for a goal. He played over 60 times for Blackburn Rovers U21s, where he captained the side, before moving to the Evo-Stik League.
Manager John Robertson previously travelled south to watch him in person, before inviting him for a trial in Inverness in recent weeks, where he duly impressed.
Manager John Robertson said: “David is very neat on the ball, takes care of it well and aggressively tracks back if he loses it. He also has an eye for a goal and I am looking forward to integrating him into the squad.”
Carson said: “I’m delighted, it’s been going on for a few weeks now and when there was interest I was hoping that the deal would go through. Two weeks ago, I heard of a bit of interest and the club came to watch me play in a few matches. It was all positive, the ball got rolling from there and I’m very pleased to get the deal over the line.
He continued: “There’s a few lads from back home who have played for the club so I had a bit of a chat with them. They’ve said a lot of good things and since I’ve been here the people have been lovely, it’s been a great place to be at and I’m looking forward to the start of next season.”