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Lambe is excited by his new challenge

Reggie Lambe is “buzzing for a new challenge” after signing a one-year deal with Sky Bet League Two side Carlisle United.

The out-of-contract forward turned down a new deal at Mansfield Town who were hoping the 25-year-old would remain at Mill Lane.

Lambe, who had several clubs competing for his signature, made 73 appearances and scored ten goals for Mansfield during his two seasons at the club.

“Buzzing for a new challenge at @officialcufc can't wait to meet the lads and get the ball rolling!” Lambe wrote on his Twitter account.

“Salutations to all the staff and players at Mansfield town for all they have done for me the past 2 years. I wish you all the best.”

Lee Dykes, the Carlisle head of recruitment, believes Lambe's technical ability and versatility will be an asset to the club.

“Reggie had more financially lucrative offers, but he's chosen to come here,” Dykes said. “People like Reggie can unlock doors for you in difficult situations.

“We'll be able to play him in a number of positions.

“He's a wide player who can come in off the line, or go down it, and he's good with both feet.”

Lambe was free to talk to other clubs as there was no extension clause in his contract at Mansfield.

His departure will serve as a blow to Adam Murray, the Mansfield manager, who last week praised the player's “superb” contribution.

“Reggie's been super for us in the time he's been here so we've put something on the table for him and we'll see if he accepts it, but we've got targets,” Murray said last week.

“We had options on everyone apart from Ryan [Tafazolli] and Reggie, they were the only two who we didn't have options on.”

Lambe captained Bermuda in their 1-0 defeat at home to Dominican Republic in the second round of the Caribbean Cup at the weekend.

The former Toronto FC and Ipswich Town player was stretchered off late on with a hip injury.

Carlisle finished tenth in the table last season, two places above Mansfield.

On the move: Lambe has left Mansfield after two seasons

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Published June 07, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated June 07, 2016 at 1:00 am)

Lambe is excited by his new challenge

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