The Football League Paper - - NEWS - By Adam Hipkiss

CARLISLE boss Gra­ham Ka­vanagh in­sists ex-Rangers striker Na­cho Novo still possesses all of his preda­tory in­stincts af­ter snap­ping up the Span­ish vet­eran on a short-term con­tract.

Novo tot­ted up 71 strikes in a six-year stay at Ibrox but, since de­part­ing in 2010, has failed to find an­other place to call home.

The 34-year-old has tried his luck at Span­ish clubs Sport­ing Gi­jon and Huesca as well as Poland’s Le­gia War­saw over the last four years.

And his lat­est ven­ture came in Oc­to­ber for Scot­tish Cham­pi­onship side Greenock Mor­ton but he was re­leased from his con­tract on Christ­mas Eve af­ter netting just one goal.

Ka­vanagh said “He’s scored goals wher­ever he's played and brings in­tel­li­gence and clev­er­ness to the team. He’s a new op­tion for us.

“It’s pleas­ing, all the play­ers we’ve signed up to now have been gen­er­ally young and in­ex­pe­ri­enced, and he gives us a know-how and knowl­edge and com­po­sure that I hope will rub off on the other play­ers and ex­cite the fans.”

NEW AR­RIVAL: Na­cho Novo

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