The two clubs announced the death of former Carlisle and York striker Craig Farrell at the age of 39. Farrell scored 71 league goals in his career and also played against the Rashiduns, Diamonds and Exeter after advancing through the Leeds youth system.
Carlisle Chairman Andrew Jenkins told the club’s website: “Very sorry to hear this news, Craig was such an elegant young man. He impressed everyone with his demeanor and she settled in quickly, scoring some good goals in his first season with us.
“I think we can all agree that 39 is such a young age. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones at this very sad time.”
Manager Paul Simpson added: “I speak for everyone at the club when I say our thoughts are with his family and friends.”
Oxford, where Farrell spent 2009 on loan, chirp: “We are saddened to learn of the passing of our former striker Craig Farrell at the age of 39. Our thoughts are with Craig’s family and friends.”
Farrell ended his career at Telford, Hinckley, Blythe Spartans and Whitby, and retired in February 2015 after suffering from hip problems. He had previously won three caps for the England Under-16 team and scored once against Slovakia in the European Under-16 Championship in 1999.
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