SALISBURY have confirmed the addition of midfielder Josh Carmichael from Southern Premier League South rivals Poole Town.

The 27-year-old crosses over the border from Dorset to join the Whites after facing them in his last game for Poole, playing the full 90 minutes as the Dolphins lost 2-0 to Salisbury in the first round qualifying of the FA Cup on Saturday, September 3.

A youth international for Scotland at under-16 and under-19 level, Carmichael started his career at AFC Bournemouth, where he made his senior debut as a 16-year-old in League One.

In total he made four appearances for Cherries, and whilst at the Vitality Stadium, he was loaned to Gosport Borough, where he reached Wembley in the FA Trophy in 2014.

He also had loan spells with Welling United, Havant & Waterlooville, and Torquay United.

After departing Cherries in 2016, Carmichael rejoined Gosport on a permanent basis, spending a season at Privett Park before joining Weymouth.

At the Terras Carmichael won the Southern Premier League title, spending a total of two years at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

Shortly after he joined Poole, where he stayed for a total of four seasons, although two campaigns were struck short by COVID.

In his four years at Poole, Carmichael made 85 appearances for the Dolphins, scoring 10 goals from his central midfield role.

Speaking on his arrival at the Ray Mac, Carmichael told Salisbury’s website: “Happy to have joined a club like Salisbury and looking forward to getting to play and hopefully continuing the good start the boys here have made.

“I know a lot of the boys already which has helped me settle in.

“Also, the boys I don’t know that well have been very welcoming so that has also helped a lot.”

Although Carmichael will be cup tied for Salisbury’s clash with Oxford City this weekend, he will be eligible to face Merthyr Town at the Ray Mac tomorrow evening (kick-off 7.45pm).