Carlisle United are on the hunt for a rare shirt which they say has been stolen from the club.

A replica of the Blues' away kit from the 1992/3 season has vanished from a display in the Pioneer Stand.

It was part of a display put together by supporters' groups.

The Cumbrians have asked fans to be on alert if they are offered such a shirt for sale.

They say the particular shirt - a white design with red and blue detail - can easily be identified.

United spokesman Andy Hall told the News & Star: "We spoke to CUSG (Carlisle United Supporters' Groups) on Monday night and it was agreed that it was extremely disappointing that someone should do something like this.

"If anyone comes across it, please let us know, and if it is returned that would be the end of the matter as far as we are concerned.

"It can be returned anonymously, by post, whatever - we would just dearly like to put it back in its rightful place."

Chief executive Nigel Clibbens added on the club website: "We ask that if any fans are offered one for sale, they should contact the club, as it is easily identifiable due to distinctive marks."

The particular shirt design was worn by the Cumbrians in away games from 1992-4. The 1992/3 shirt was sponsored by Lloyds, with the Blues switching to Conway Vauxhall in 1993/4.

It was worn by star players such as George Oghani and Simon Davey.

Shirts from United's late-80s-early-90s era are often sought after by fans, selling for three-figure amounts when they appear on eBay.

The replica shirt display was an initiative by the Carlisle United Supporters' Groups (CUSG) and received donations of a host of shirts by fans.

They have been displayed in the entrance to the Pioneer Stand ticket office since December 2019.