Morecambe manager Stephen Robinson has swooped to sign Northern Ireland goalkeeper Trevor Carson on loan from Scottish Premiership outfit Dundee United until the end of the current campaign.
It means that Robinson will be reunited with the 33-year-old who was with him for three years during his successful spell in charge of Motherwell.
“He is a full-international goalkeeper who has played at top, top levels,” former Northern Ireland assistant manager Robinson said. “I had Trevor previously at Motherwell, I signed him and he helped us to two cup finals.
“He was excellent for me, my captain at times, what he brings is a vast amount of experience. He will come in and compete with Kyle (Letheren) and he just gives us a bit more experience that we haven’t got in the squad at the moment.
“In terms of talent, there is absolutely no doubting that he is a top, top goalkeeper and it was really important for us to get someone of his quality in the building.”
Carson, who has seven senior international caps to his name, was first called up into the full Northern Ireland panel in February 2010 however he had to wait a further eight years before making his international debut in the 2-1 friendly win over South Korea at Windsor Park in March 2018, just weeks after his 30th birthday.
The Killyleagh native, who has been troubled by illness and injury in recent seasons, joined Dundee United from Motherwell last summer but has been restricted to just five appearances at Tannadice due to the form of Swiss-born netminder Benjamin Siegrist.