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Fleetwood Town confirm coach exit

Paul Murray pictured with goalkeeping coach David Lucas and first team coach Barry Nicholson.
Paul Murray pictured with goalkeeping coach David Lucas and first team coach Barry Nicholson.

Fleetwood Town's development squad coach Paul Murray has left Highbury to team up with John Sheridan at Carlisle.

Murray, started his professional career at Carlisle in 1994 and returns to his boyhood club as a first team coach.

The 41-year-old ex-Hartlepool United manager has been in charge of Fleetwood Town's development squad since November 2016.

He stepped up to first team coaching duties after the departure of Uwe Rosler in February 2018 and was part of the Sheridan coaching team that helped Town retain their League One status.

Murray and Sheridan knew each other prior to linking up at Town this year due to their Oldham connections.

And now Murray has left Fleetwood to start a new chapter with Sheridan at League Two side Carlisle.

Murray leaves the club on good terms with the best wishes of all at Town.

The Gazette understands no compensation fee is involved.

The rest of the coaching team Sheridan inherited when he took over at Town in February is still expected to remain under new head coach Joey Barton.

Barton has brought ex-Rochdale boss Steve Eyre and former QPR and Carlisle defender Clint Hill in as first team coaches but they will work alongside current first team coach Barry Nicholson and the rest of Town's current back room department.