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Thur 10 Sept 2020

The boss has also confirmed the appointment of strength and conditioning coach David Waldie, who will assist with the first team, under-21s and under-18s.


Thur 10 Sept 2020

Graham Coughlan told iFollow Stags:

“We’ve brought a strength and conditioning coach in (David Waldie), I’m big on that. It will help not only with the first team and the under-21s, but the under-18s as well, so it filters right through. I'm trying to link the whole football club, to get everyone on the same hymn sheet.

“David Waldie has come in with a military background and a strength and conditioning background.

“Anyone carrying any extra pounds, they’re in the right place with David. A massive part of strength and conditioning is injury prevention, so David will lead that.

“We’re trying to bring the football together and build. We’ve made massive strides off the pitch, so now it’s over to the players to make massive strides on the pitch.”

"I'm trying to get Jamie McGuire on board as well, trying to finalise that with him, as first team coach. Just so there's a pathway even from a coach's perspective at the football club, from 18s, 21s and into the seniors. So we're trying to pull the football club together, trying to build."


Carlisle Utd coach announces departure
newsandstar.co.uk, By Jon Colman, 5 Sep 2020

Carlisle United coach David Waldie has announced that he is leaving the Blues.

The strength and conditioning coach has departed Brunton Park for a similar role at fellow League Two club Mansfield Town.

It ends a 19-month spell with the Cumbrians for Waldie, who confirmed the news on his Twitter account last night.

He wished the Blues well as he wrote: "Thanks to everyone @officialcufc fantastic club and cracking city. All the best this season."

It will be a move much closer to home for former Royal Air Force instructor Waldie, who joined United in February 2019 to replace Paddy Maher and, before him, Lee Fearn.


He had previously held fitness coaching roles in football at Sheffield United, Lincoln City, Notts County and Boston United.

He spent nine years with the RAF in rehabilitation, strength and conditioning and physical training positions.

It will see a second change in the backroom staff of the Blues' first-team set-up this summer after the departure of long-serving physio Neil Dalton, who joined Aberdeen and was replaced by Ross Goodwin.

United have not yet made any comment on Waldie's exit or any plans for a replacement.