FORMER Carlisle United striker Cole Stockton has agreed a deal to sign for Salford City.

The 30-year-old striker will join Karl Robinson's Ammies from Burton Albion when the EFL transfer window opens on Friday, June 14. 

Stockton made 12 appearances for the Blues in 2018, scoring a solitary goal against Wycombe Wanderers.

However, the forward found his scoring touch in his third spell at Morecambe between 2019 and 2023 where he scored 52 goals in 153 appearances. 

More recently, Stockton made the move to Burton Albion, however in the first half of the 2023/24 season he failed to find the net in 10 appearances before joining South Cumbrian Barrow AFC on loan in January 2024.

During this spell in the south of the county, the striker scored seven goals in 17 appearances as the Bluebirds narrowly missed out on the League Two playoff places. 

Speaking after his move to Salford City was announced on the club's website, he said: I’m made up, I spoke to the Gaffer and since that, I just wanted to get it done.

"I’ve had a good chat with him, I have played against him and his teams in the past many times, and his teams have always been setup well, strong footballing teams, so to have the opportunity to come and play for him now is a pleasure and something that I really wanted to get done.

"The way the club is moving forward, I think it is going to be a good year for us, I really do, and I am excited to be a part of it.

"Don’t get me wrong we’ve got to earn our right to do so as well, and I’d like to think that we are going to do that."