BREAKING: Chorley sign defender

Chorley have secured the signature of former Manchester City youth player and ex-Carlisle United player Courtney Meppen-Walter.

Tuesday, 1st March 2016, 1:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st March 2016, 2:56 pm
Chorley boss Matt Jansen. Photo credit David Hurst.

Defender Meppen-Walter left League Two club Carlisle after a two year stint just before Christmas because of a lack of first team action and had been at Ashton United before deciding to move to Victory Park today.

The 21-year-old defender represented England at U-17 and U-18 level and goes straight into the squad for tonight’s game at Gloucester City.

Magpies boss Matt Jansen’s ex-Blackburn Rovers team mate David Dunn tried to sign Meppen-Walter when he was boss at Oldham Athletic earlier this season after the six foot three defender left Carlisle by mutual consent.

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The versatile defender played 34 times and scored twice for Jansen’s old club Carlisle and could fill the hole left by full-back Andy Bond who signed for Crawley Town earlier this month.

With full-back Will Beesley facing a three week lay-off and defender Keil O’Brien only re-signed on a 28-day loan from Bury due to a knee problem, Meppen-Walter’s arrival is a much needed boost to Jansen’s defence.