Paul Weller could be back in league football

Last updated : 04 July 2005 By Tony Scholes

Weller had been released by the Clarets at the end of the previous season and after training with York, Luton and Chester in the pre-season he finally arrived at Spotland but wasn’t available immediately due to injury.

Once fit he won a place in the side and played five games before departing and moving on to Leek Town and then Stalybridge Celtic before ending the season training with York again.

His league career looked over but now the 30 year-old Weller, who made over 250 league appearances for the Clarets, has been given a chance to return with newly promoted Carlisle. He has joined them for pre-season training and it is very much a case of being with a view to signing for them permanently.

Carlisle manager Paul Simpson said, “We’ve brought him in to have a look at him because he is an excellent midfielder. Even though he’s been out of the game for a short while it doesn’t mean that the ability has gone.

We will assess him as we go on over the coming weeks, and he’s happy to do that, and then we’ll take it from there once we make a decision. I won’t set any timescale on it as we want to have a good look at him, and he will want to have a good look at us.”

If he does join Carlisle he could be set for an early Turf Moor return, the Cumbrians visit us for the 1st round of the Carling Cup before the end of August.