Heskey turns Down Carlisle

By , September 10, 2014 10:57 am

Carlisle United manager Graham Kavanagh says that former Liverpool and Wigan Athletic striker Emile Heskey turned down the opportunity to join the League Two club this summer. Heskey is out of contract after deciding to leave Newcastle Jets at the end of last season. The 36-year-old has the top flight experience that Carlisle United can do with in the bottom division of English league football. After their relegation to League Two, Carlisle face a fight in order to get back to the top division.

They have made a poor start to the campaign and now starring at another relegation that would send them out of the football league. Kavanagh says that he is confident of turning round of results with the team facing a tough away match against Cambridge United. Kavanagh, interestingly, was a teammate of the England international while playing at Wigan Athletic. However, even this connection was not enough to secure the signing of the 36-year-old. Scoring goals has been a problem for Carlisle this season, but a challenge for promotion spots straightaway considering that they were able to field a number of players who were part of the League One season.

Heskey has always not been renowned for his goalscoring prowess, but he has the ability to inspire teams and also bring other players into the attack. “I tried to get Emile in. I played with him at Wigan and I know what he is all about. Unfortunately he turned it down as I think he wants to be playing in the Championship or going back abroad,” said the former Wigan Athletic man. Kavanagh is in danger of losing his job if results do not improve quickly. Carlisle have managed just two points this season despite having played five matches, while they have also been knocked out of the League Cup.

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