👣 Foot in Both Camps: Carlisle United

We have profiled three players who have played for both Bolton Wanderers and Carlisle United.

Gary Madine

A graduate of Carlisle United’s academy, the Gateshead-born frontman made his professional debut for the Cumbrians in a 1-0 League One victory at Nottingham Forest in March 2008 and made 12 appearances for the club by the end of the 2007/08 season.

Spending time on loan at Rochdale, Coventry City, and Chesterfield, he left Carlisle to sign for Sheffield Wednesday in January 2011 after making a total of 85 appearances (22 goals). Four-and-a-half years were spent at Hillsborough and he made 113 appearances (28 goals) before a free transfer to Bolton Wanderers in the summer of 2015 after he had spent time on loan at Carlisle United, Coventry, and Blackpool.

Madine hit form for Wanderers during his two-and-a-half years at the club, and he managed 26 goals in 107 appearances, playing a key role as Phil Parkinson’s team earned promotion back to the Championship in 2016/17. In January 2018, he signed for Cardiff City for a £6 Million fee and after a loan at Sheffield United, he joined Blackpool on a permanent basis in January 2020.


Jamie Proctor

Currently on loan at Wigan Athletic from Sky Bet Championship side Rotherham United, Proctor came through the ranks at hometown club Preston North End to sign make his professional debut in a 4-1 Championship defeat at Reading in May 2010.

After making 40 appearances for North End, the forward earned a move to Swansea City in August 2012, but after just a half a season in South Wales he signed for Crawley Town in January 2013. Proctor enjoyed a successful 18 months in Sussex and moved back to the North West to sign for Fleetwood Town in the summer of 2014.

The forward went onto spend time with Bradford City under Phil Parkinson’s management before reuniting with him at Bolton Wanderers with a move to the University of Bolton Stadium in July 2016. Proctor spent the second half of the 2016/17 season on loan at Carlisle United, making 19 appearances (4 goals) before a move to Rotherham United in July 2017.

During his time under contract at the New York Stadium, he has had loan spells with Scunthorpe United, AFC Fylde, Newport County, and Wigan Athletic.


Andy Walker

Glaswegian forward Andy Walker was a goal-scoring hero during his time with Bolton Wanderers in the 1990s, and he managed to score 55 goals in 87 appearances after joining the club from Celtic in 1992.

Having begun his professional career with Motherwell, he joined Celtic in 1987 and scored 55 goals for the Bhoys during four-and-a-half years at Parkhead. Returning to Celtic in the summer of 1994 after just over two years at Burnden Park, he spent two more years in Glasgow before a move to Sheffield United. After loans with Hibernian and Raith Rovers, Walker completed a permanent move to Ayr United in 1998. His last spell in England came with Carlisle United in 1999 where he made five appearances.

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