Carlisle United sign Swindon Town's Jon-Paul McGovern

Jon-Paul McGovern
McGovern scored eight goals in 153 league appearances for Swindon

Carlisle United have signed winger Jon-Paul McGovern on a two-year contract from Swindon Town.

The 30-year-old former Sheffield Wednesday and MK Dons man will officially move on a free transfer on 1 July when his Robins contract expires.

McGovern told BBC Radio Cumbria: "I'm absoultely delighted to join and I'm really eager to get started now."

"As soon as I met Greg Abbott I wanted to join. I under-achieved last season so now I've got a point to prove."

McGovern began his career as a trainee at Celtic and signed for Livingston in July 2003, following a loan spell with Sheffield United.

The winger joined Sheffield Wednesday ahead of the 2004/05 season and after two years with the Owls, he spent a season with MK Dons before his move to Swindon in 2007.

Manager Greg Abbott told the club's website: external-link"Jon-Paul is a good one for us because he brings a bit of strength and experience to the mix.

"It's a really good signing. He's lively and a very good footballer."