Carlisle United Bring in FormerPaniliakos Defender
Carlisle United have been able to bring in a great defender in the form of Dimitris Kotsonis on a short-term trial. The defender was given a run out in the 2-0 victory over Penrith, who were the latest friendly opponents for Carlisle. The 29-year-old is quite an experienced asset for Carlisle and the wide consensus is that the player will sign up for the club on a permanent basis.Kotsonis is well travelled and he has played for several clubs in Europe. In fact, he was even representingPaniliakos at one stage in his career.
The player was recommended to Carlisle United by his agent. Manager John Sheridan decided to take a punt on the player and he was utilised for the full 90 minutes in the game againstPenrith. As a result of keeping a clean sheet in his first game in charge of the team, Kotsonis’ is likely to go up soon. The manager, though, tried to keep the player on the ground by claiming that his performances were quite decent in the game without being spectacular. This was the first pre-season match for Carlisle and they were able to get the victory due to goals from Cole Stockton and Max Brown.
After struggling to open the scoring in the first half an hour, Carlisle finally broke the deadlock in the 35th minute. Brown was able to double the advantage for Carlisle just after the hour mark. The game also featured more players on a trial basis like Lewis Walters , who was predominantly featured in the second half. Meanwhile,Penrith came in with a strong performance but were unable to get anything out of the game. Goalkeeper Joe Fryer had to make some crucial saves in order to keep out his team after coming on at half-time. Sheridan made a significant number of changes to the line-up at half-time.