Carlisle United have announced a second kit sponsorship deal with a local business.

Carlisle-based Kitchen Rebels will have their logo on the Blues' shorts in the 2021/22 campaign.

It is the second sponsorship tie-up with a Carlisle firm after the recent deal with Thomas Graham as their main shirt sponsors.

Kitchen Rebels have been working with the Blues to supply pre and post-match meals.

The two parties have now taken the relationship further.

Blues director of football David Holdsworth said in a statement: “They [Kitchen Rebels] are another local business who are building up a strong reputation in their field, and we feel it’s important for us to be working closely with organisations such as this.

“Over recent months they’ve been working closely with us on providing nutritional and healthy food for the players.

“They have been extremely flexible in the way they’ve worked with us through the pandemic and we’re delighted that we’ve been able to take this next step."

Well-known Carlisle restauranteur Sam Norman said it was a "boyhood dream" for his firm to be sponsoring the Blues.

He said: “The relationship first started when we reached out the club and brought samples for all the players and management to try.

“The working relationship has got stronger and stronger as time has gone on and we’re over the moon that we will now be taking the next step by becoming the short sponsor for the club.

“It’s my boyhood club in my home city and it’s an honour to be able to be part of it in this way. A lot of trust has been placed in us here at Kitchen Rebels and we will not let the city down."

Norman said there would be regular meetings with the Blues to shape their requirements for pre and post-game nutrition as well as during the training week.

"Our food is created in-house designed specifically to meet the needs of the players and to hopefully fuel them for a successful campaign," he added.

United's new 2021/22 kits, made by Errea, have yet to be revealed.