Gers sign Borrowdale
Carrick Rangers have signed former QPR and Crystal Palace defender Gary Borrowdale

The 28 year old, put pen to paper on a deal to sign for the Gers on Thursday, having been released from Barclays Premier league side,QPR in the summer.

Borrowdale began his career at Crystal Palace, making over 100 appearances for the Eagles by the age of 21. Borrowdale played alongside Rangers manager Michael Hughes at Palace and was part of the side that won promotion to the premier league, with a play off victory in 2004.

(Borrowdale in action against Blackburn Rover's Gamst Pedersen)

Borrowdale made a number of appearances for Palace in the premier league, playing a full 90 minutes when Crystal Palace held Man United to a 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park.

Borrowdale also won the 2006-2007 Crystal Palace young player of the year award. Upon leaving Crystal Palace, Borrowdale joined Coventry who were managed by former Northern Ireland star, Iain Dowie.

Early on in his Coventry career Borrowdale was part of the Coventry team who infamously knocked Manchester United out of the Carling Cup in 2007, defeating what turned out to be the Premier League champions, 2-0 at Old Trafford.

(Borrowdale stars in the Carling cup win over Man United in 2007)

While at Coventry, Borrowdale spent a brief loan spell at Colchester United.

Borrowdale departed the Ricoh arena in January 2009, for QPR and was R's manager, Paulo Sousa's first signing, when he joined on loan in September 2008.

(Borrowdale in action for QPR)

Borrowdale joined a number of other high profile teams on loan, such as Chartlton and Brighton & Hove Albion.

(Borrowdale tussles with Robert Snodgrass while on loan at Charlton)

Gary has also played at every level for England U16-U20 and was included in the Under 21 squad to play Germany in 2006.

Borrowdale has signed a deal at Taylors Avenue until the end of the season and is available to make his debut in the Championship 1 fixture against Warrenpoint Town on Saturday at T.Avenue, 3pm kick off.

updated: 22 February 2013
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