Aberdeen sign goalkeeper Freddie Woodman and striker Sam Cosgrove

Freddie Woodman
Freddie Woodman has previously been loaned to Kilmarnock, Hartlepool and Crawley

Aberdeen have signed Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman and striker Sam Cosgrove from Carlisle United.

Woodman, 20, arrives on loan for the rest of the season, while Cosgrove, 21, has agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Woodman, who was on the Magpies' bench on Wednesday, spent time on loan at Kilmarnock last season before winning the Under-20 World Cup with England.

He will compete with Danny Rogers for the gloves at Pittodrie, following an injury to Joe Lewis.

The Dons' first choice keeper damaged his knee in the loss to Rangers earlier this month and is expected to be out for up to three months.

On Woodman, Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes said: "I thought he got better and better at Kilmarnock. There were lots of clubs in for Freddie but his commitment and word to us meant a lot and we're looking forward to getting him with us."

Cosgrove, a 6ft, 3" target man, has made 33 senior appearances, having started his career at Wigan Athletic.

He was loaned to Barrow, Chorley and North Ferriby United and then joined Carlisle in August.

"I'm sure he'll make a positive contribution to the team between now and the end of the season," McInnes told Aberdeen's website.

"Sam was one we had earmarked for the summer but during conversations with Carlisle it became clear they were keen to agree a deal for Sam in this transfer window so things progressed quickly.

"He's a young guy who we feel has lots of potential and we're looking forward to working with him to further develop his talent."

Aberdeen have already signed their former winger Niall McGinn, who was a free agent, and midfielder Chidi Nwakale on loan from Manchester City.

Defender Michael Devlin has also moved to Pittodrie from Hamilton Academical but is currently recovering from a long-term knee injury.

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