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Confirmed now in a few places.

31 year old former academy goalie Alex Cairns is returning after 9 years in the lower leagues.

Spent 6 years in League 1 as number 1 for Fleetwood.

Has spent the last 2 years in League 2 as number 1 for Salford.
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I’m sure this statement of intent will please PJM so much that he’ll remove the NOT from his latest thread.
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Jaydog wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 11:32 am I’m sure this statement of intent will please PJM so much that he’ll remove the NOT from his latest thread.
😂😂😂😂. Someone just write him off as a cheap option and have done with it.

There will be a few more Alex Cairns joining this season, nothing wrong with a a perceived bargain but it has to work.
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I don't get it ... I really don't get it.
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The Subhuman wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 12:15 pm I don't get it ... I really don't get it.
Seems a very clever move as he is classed as a homegrown player and I think you need something like 8 of those in your first team squad. With us selling Gray and likely Cresswell too it may be that we needed a home grown player and in getting Cairns we have a reasonably decent keeper, for back-up level, that is homegrown.

Realistically as a 3rd choice keeper he isn't going to be brilliant but he seems to be at least competent and I think he did okay when we played aganst him in the cup.
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weasel wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 12:23 pm Seems a very clever move as he is classed as a homegrown player and I think you need something like 8 of those in your first team squad. With us selling Gray and likely Cresswell too it may be that we needed a home grown player and in getting Cairns we have a reasonably decent keeper, for back-up level, that is homegrown.

Realistically as a 3rd choice keeper he isn't going to be brilliant but he seems to be at least competent and I think he did okay when we played aganst him in the cup.
Exactly.

I don't understand what there is to 'get'

He'll be 3rd choice, will hardly ever play, and we've probably saved money.

With the added bonus, he could be quite good now, and improving.

DF or Hammond might've spotted he can use his feet, or even catch a cross.
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Looked to be the best keeper on the pitch when we faced them in the Carabao Cup. Made tons of saves and won the penalty shootout. Wouldn’t be surprised if he jumps ahead of Darlow. I welcome the competition. Welcome home, Alex!
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The Subhuman wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 12:15 pm I don't get it ... I really don't get it.
Same reason Man City signed Scott Carson... At least he's from the academy. I'd rather see him get a chance over Darlow, as he's been playing regular football.
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Rumour has it the pen slipped out of his fingers just before signing the contract.

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Who's next? Alex Mowatt?
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