Carlisle United host Doncaster in Sean McDaid benefit

Sean McDaid
McDaid made only 14 appearances for Carlisle before a serious knee injury

Carlisle United have confirmed they will play Doncaster Rovers in a benefit game for former full-back Sean McDaid.

McDaid, 25, who was forced to retire in March due to complications with a knee injury, joined the Cumbrians from Doncaster in May 2010.

"We will get a really competitive friendly game," Carlisle boss Greg Abbott told the club website.

"It is linked to an emotional farewell to one of the most decent football players you're likely to meet."

Abbott added: "He became a firm favourite with Doncaster after he signed for them.

"It's safe to say that he was very highly regarded in Cumbria as well."

McDaid, who scored one goal in 105 first-team games, began his career with Leeds United where he met then academy coach Abbott, but left for Doncaster without making an appearance.