GIANT goalkeeper Tomas Holy is aiming to get his career back on track with Carlisle United after a ‘miserable’ final season at Ipswich Town.

The Czech stopper, England’s tallest footballer at a height of 6ft9ins, put pen to paper on a two-year deal at Brunton Park on Thursday, and is raring to go.

The 30-year-old may have dropped down a league, but admits that the sales pitch from Greg Abbott and Paul Simpson was enough to convince him to make the move north, having been released from his contract at Portman Road at the end of the season.

Holy made 37 appearances for the Tractor Boys in 2020-21 but found himself out of favour last season, being sent out on loan to Port Vale and Cambridge United.

Now, he’s ready to put that behind him and is looking forward to playing some football.

He told the club's official website: “It’s come from very direct, honest negotiation and it’s been good,” he said. “I got a call on Sunday from Greg [Abbott], then straight after that with the manager, and then I spoke to Gez [Paul Gerrard] the keeper coach, and I was really impressed with everything they all said.

“It all sounded good to me so it was up to the club and my agent to make it happen. I know it’s coming to League Two but that doesn’t matter having spoken to all of the people involved and with what they told me.

“Plus, I have to say last season was kind of miserable for me personally, so there weren’t any second thoughts. I just want to play football again and I think that even at my age, I still have a lot of love, passion and enthusiasm in me.

“I just want someone to give me the chance to show that and the gaffer has said that he wants it to be him. Let’s crack on, let’s do it.”