Carlisle United spent £62,682 on agent fees in the last year - less than anyone else in League One.

The figure is revealed in the latest publication of intermediary fees by the Football Association.

It covers the period from February 1, 2023 to February 1, 2024, and includes the summer transfer window after United's promotion as well as the recent January window.

United's outlay represents an increase in spending on agents from the previous year's amount of £49,988.

But the Cumbrians' spending on players' representatives was still the lowest in the third tier - and dwarfed by many of their rivals.

The biggest spenders on agents in the division were Derby County, whose outlay of £434,465 is more than eight times what Carlisle shelled out.

Some 20 clubs in League One laid out six-figure amounts to agents in their transactions over the year.

Only United, Cheltenham Town (£63,100), Shrewsbury Town (£78,173) and Northampton Town (£86,050) handed over a five-figure amount to representatives.

The figures serve to highlight the financial disparity between United and many others in League One after the Cumbrians returned to the level following their League Two play-off success last year.

They are set to make an immediate return to the fourth tier having had relegation confirmed last weekend.

The figure for United covers 19 different transactions, including new contracts for existing players as well as new signings.

New deals awarded to Callum Guy, Jack Armer, Jon Mellish, Taylor Charters are included.

Those are alongside the summer signings of Jack Robinson, Alfie McCalmont, Ben Barclay, Sam Lavelle, Dylan McGeouch, Dan Butterworth and Sean Maguire as well as the loan signing of Joshua Kayode.

January signings Harry Lewis, Luke Armstrong, Harrison Neal, Josh Vela and Georgie Kelly are also included among the agent payments, as is the loanee Jack Diamond plus the earlier free agent signing of Josh Emmanuel.

The list of transactions also shows two former United connections among the players' representatives.

Defender Lavelle's agent is the one-time Blues goalkeeper Danny Naisbitt, while goalkeeper Lewis is represented by Greg Wadsworth, son of ex-United manager Mick.

United have not commented on the figures.

In League One a total of £5,230,033 was spent on agents in the February to February period, with Derby the biggest spenders followed by Reading on £397,788.

Fleetwood Town spent the third highest amount, £396,184 - a sum which has not kept them out of the relegation battle, the Cod Army currently second bottom and six points from safety.

United's fellow Cumbrians Barrow, in League Two, actually spent more than the Blues.

The south Cumbrian club laid out £66,974, the 16th highest in the fourth tier.

Wrexham were League Two's biggest spenders after shelling out £347,027 on agents.

They were among 16 fourth-tier clubs whose spending on agents was higher than United's despite the Blues playing in a higher division in 2023-24.

In the Premier League, some £409m was paid to agents, with Chelsea the biggest spenders with £75.1m going to players' representatives.

The full details are available on the Football Association website HERE