Official: Dean Furman signs for Carlisle United

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On Friday morning, Carlisle confirmed the signing of the Bafana Bafana midfielder on a year-long contract until the end of the 2020/21 season.

Furman joins the League Two outfit on a free transfer after leaving SuperSport United last month in order to be closer to his family in England.

"... Dean's on the older side of players we've recruited this summer at 32, with it typically being the young energy we've gone for, but nevertheless he's one that's in fantastic shape, super fit, and usually tops the stats in terms of distances covered in training, game retains and regains during the time he's been with us. 

"He's a great pro with a great attitude, and I'm looking forward to him making us even better."

Furman's move sees him complete his return to the English Football League, where he previously turned out for Doncaster Rovers, Oldham Athletic and Bradford City prior to joining Matsatsantsa in 2015.

GK - Ronwen Williams - He is so incredibly consist
GK - Ronwen Williams - He is so incredibly consistent, and the amount of games that he saved us in and pulled off absolutely incredible saves, he has to be my goalkeeper.
RCB - Morgan Gould - You want defenders to put the
RCB - Morgan Gould - You want defenders to put their head on the line, to be strong. Morgan is a great leader and a great example to many players. He's won everything on offer.
CB - Thulani Hlatshwayo - 'Tyson' has to be in the
CB - Thulani Hlatshwayo - 'Tyson' has to be in there. He is a fantastic captain, puts his head on the line, scores goals. Equally effective in both boxes. Such a top defender.
LCB - Clayton Daniels - Mr Consistency. Another pl
LCB - Clayton Daniels - Mr Consistency. Another player who is incredibly effective. Puts his body in front of anything to stop a goal. So I would definitely put Clayton in there.
DM - Hlompho Kekana - Incredible competitor. He's
DM - Hlompho Kekana - Incredible competitor. He's a fantastic player who can do everything. He's got a great passing range, an incredible strike and can get stuck in. Top player.
CM - Themba Zwane - In front of Kekana, probably n
CM - Themba Zwane - In front of Kekana, probably not a midfielder, but I had to go for Themba. He's just incredible, so gifted, so talented. He's just a very, very good footballer.
CM - Khama Billiat - Alongside Themba in the middl
CM - Khama Billiat - Alongside Themba in the middle I will put Khama. He's so difficult to play against. He's incredibly strong. He's always a difficult player to play against.
RW - Thuso Phala - I like pace. He is one of the b
RW - Thuso Phala - I like pace. He is one of the best characters I've ever played with. Fantastic guy, great one-on-one, great for team spirit. He's fantastic to have in any team.
LW - Keagan Dolly - He was always such a threat, h
LW - Keagan Dolly - He was always such a threat, he kept a lot of width and one-on-one he is so effective. So coming up against Keagan was always difficult.
ST - Bradley Grobler - For me he plays like an old
ST - Bradley Grobler - For me he plays like an old English striker. Strong, fantastic in the air, takes a lot of knocks, does the dirty work as a striker. Just fantastic all round.
ST - Jeremy Brockie - The deadly combination. They
ST - Jeremy Brockie - The deadly combination. They were so lethal together. Brockie was scoring goals pretty much every week. He was so lethal in front of goal for SuperSport.
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Scroll right to see the players Furman rates as the best in the PSL!