Carlisle to sign former Wigan striker Sam Cosgrove

Carlisle United manager Keith Curle is seen during the Sky Bet League Two match between Carlise United and Exeter City at Brunton Park on May 14, 2017 in Carlisle, England.

HITC Sport understands former Wigan striker set for League Two move.

Carlisle United manager Keith Curle is seen during the Sky Bet League Two match between Carlise United and Exeter City at Brunton Park on May 14, 2017 in Carlisle, England.

Carlisle United are poised to sign former Wigan striker Sam Cosgrove on a free transfer, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Cosgrove is a free agent after seeing out his contract at Wigan earlier this summer.

The 20-year-old joined Wigan in 2013 after coming through the youth ranks at Everton.

Cosgrove made only one first-team appearance during his time at the DW Stadium with a late substitute's appearance in the EFL Cup against Oldham Athletic last season.

Cosgrove was a regular in Wigan's Under-21s side, but he spent most of his time out on loan at non-league sides Barrow, Nantwich Town and Chorley.

Carlisle United manager Keith Curle looks on during the Sky Bet League Two match between Carlisle United and Northampton Town at Brunton Park on March 5, 2016 in Carlisle, England.Carlisle United manager Keith Curle

A number of clubs have expressed an interest in signing Cosgrove on a free transfer this summer, but Carlisle have moved quickly to secure his signature.

Carlisle boss Keith Curle is seeking to bolster his attacking options as he looks to mount another bid for promotion from League Two this upcoming season and he sees Cosgrove as a key addition to his plans

The 6ft 3in striker is keen to be playing regular first-team football at this stage of his career and he could be involved in this weekend's League Two opener against Swindon.

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