Player released by Newcastle United in June suffers setback in search for new club

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The goalkeeper is still searching for a new club following his release from Newcastle United.

Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Dan Langley remains in search of a new club after failing to win a permanent contract at Carlisle United.

The 22-year-old was let go by the Magpies this summer following a six-year spell. Langley made his senior debut during a pre-season friendly versus York City in July 2021 and spent the last campaign on loan at non-league clubs Gateshead and Spennymoor Town.

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Last month, Langley went on trial at League One side Carlisle and reunited with former goalkeeper coach Simon Smith, who is working on the coaching staff of ex-Newcastle assistant Paul Simpson on a temporary basis.

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Langley kept clean sheets in 45-minute displays against Annan Athletic and Gretna, as well as failing to concede in his hour between the sticks against Workington. The goalkeeper made another appearance away to Chorley on July 25 but the News and Star has revealed Langley was released last week.

Speaking previously about his trial at Carlisle, Langley told NewcastleWorld: “It’s going fairly well (at Carlisle) and I’ve really enjoyed it there.

“You don’t know what they’re looking for so there is that uncertainty. I’m just focused on doing my best and showing what I can do. Hopefully it’ll be enough to make things happen because I think the last 12 months have shown me the way forwards.

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“Under-23s is completely different to senior football and I’ve said that to academy lads. Getting that experience under my belt has made me realise what I need to do and hopefully it’s put me in a better position going forwards. I just want to be at the highest level I can and enjoying my football.

“It’s the best job in the world, so if I am happy and playing football, then I can’t complain.”

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