Tony Caig was signed on deadline day in January 2003 as cover for Shay Given and Steve Harper from Hibernian on a short term contract, but impressed Sir Bobby Robson and has signed a new deal until next summer.
Caig started his career at Carlisle United, and after some impressive season sat the club, he got a move to Charlton Athletic. But his move to London didn't work for him, and after only two appearances, he was loaned out to Blackpool.
Caig then moved to Hibs on a free transfer in the summer of 2001, but he couldn't get a long run in the team, and when Newcastle approached Hibs to take 28 year old Caig on trial for a week, in October 2002 was granted, Caig did enough to impress United, and hours before the transfer window closed, he signed for United on a free.
Caig will have to fight very hard for his place as he has to get past Given and Harper to claim the goalkeeper jersey at the club, but it is something he wants to do, and so he'll be giving it his all at United.