Veteran former Carlisle United defender Richard Keogh has made a League Two move.

He has joined strugglers Forest Green Rovers in a bid to boost their survival hopes.

Keogh, 37, links up with the Gloucestershire side after his recent departure from League One club Wycombe Wanderers.

He has been brought in by new Forest Green boss Steve Cotterill, whose side site bottom of the table and nine points adrift of safety.

He could make his debut against Mansfield Town today.

Speaking on the club website, Keogh said: "I’m excited to get going and I’m looking forward to getting into the thick of it straight away.

“Myself and the gaffer have a long-standing relationship, and when he called me, the whole challenge really excited me.

"I want to come here and help the group in any way I can.

“I wouldn’t be here if I wasn’t ready for the challenge ahead. There’s loads of points to play for, there’s a good feel around the place with the new gaffer in place, so we just need to keep pushing each other.”

Cotterill said of Keogh: “Richard brings experience to the group. He’s a great communicator. We have a very young group - and he will be a voice on the pitch.

“His experience and positioning will be invaluable. When you look at free agents out there right now, it’s very difficult to get somebody at the quality of Richard. I know what I’m getting from him and he will bring so much to the group.

“It’s not just about what Richard can bring on the pitch, it’s what he can bring off it. He’s an impeccable professional.”

Keogh made 95 appearances for Carlisle between 2007 and 2010, initially joining on loan from Bristol City before a permanent spell.

Another ex-Blues man on the move is former loan full-back James Brown.

The man who played for United in the 2017/18 season has joined Raith Rovers on loan from St Johnstone.

And the son of an ex-Carlisle favourite has made a loan move.

Fleetwood Town's Maleace Asamoah, whose dad is ex-United hero Derek, has joined League of Ireland Premier Division club Waterford Town, who have close connections with the League One club.

Asamoah junior made his first appearance in a friendly against Treaty United, claiming an assist in a 3-2 victory.