Funeral details have been announced for Carlisle United coach David Wilkes.

He will be laid to rest on Tuesday, July 11.

A service will take place at Carlisle Crematorium from 12.20pm.

It has been described as a celebration of Mr Wilkes' life.

He died suddenly on Thursday, June 22 aged 59.

"His loved ones warmly welcome you to celebrate his greatest moments, cherished memories and sporting legacy," says a statement from Carlisle United.

Mr Wilkes worked for the Blues from 1990-99 and 2005-23 and is regarded as a hugely influential and warmly-remembered youth coach.

He had a major role in developing a host of star players at Brunton Park, having previously been a player for Barnsley.

Carlisle are closing their ticket office and Blues Store shop on the day of the funeral as staff pay their respects to their much-missed colleague.

Any enquiries should go to George Hudson & Sons, Funeral Directors, 118 Wigton Road, Carlisle, CA2 7ES. Tel 01228 521913