Carlisle United have confirmed that Italian firm Errea will be their new kit supplier for the next two seasons.

The Blues' two-year partnership with Umbro will finish at the end of this campaign.

United have decided to move to a different supplier and have agreed a deal with Parma-based Errea, who last made Carlisle's kit in the 2001/2 season.

The firm have pledged to produce a home kit design which will take into account the suggestions of fans following a recent initiative in the club's Blues Store shop.

United’s director of football David Holdsworth said: “From day one we have been hugely impressed with the professional approach adopted by the team at Errea and by the quality of the sportswear on offer.

“They have been both proactive and receptive when it came to discussing ideas for next season’s first team playing and training kits, and played a big part in allowing us to put design options to our fans throughout that process.

“Importantly, they reacted to the suggestions made by our supporters which made us all feel that we had contributed significantly to the final designs.

“We’re now working closely together on the new training and leisurewear ranges, and we think we’ve come up with a strip and selection of associated items which we can all be very proud of.”

Fabrizio Taddei from Errea added: “We are all delighted at Errea to have become kit partners with Carlisle United and to have added such a famous name to our growing stable of EFL clubs.

“We have enjoyed working with club officials to design a unique range of products which we know the Carlisle fans will be proud to wear.

“We hope, in future seasons, to involve the supporters in the design process of home and away shirts as we believe they should be involved in such important team items. 

“We look forward to being part of the club for many seasons to come.”

United say their kit launch, which has yet to be finalised, will include a "unique opportunity" for one supporter.

The Blues had linked up with Umbro in 2017.

This season's kit was dogged by delivery delays which meant the strip was not available for fans to buy until after the campaign had started.

The club have promised that there will be no repeat of such problems with next season's kit.

In December, Holdsworth told the News & Star: "It will be on time this year, for the right reasons, and we’re sure fans will buy into it."

Holdsworth said "well over a hundred" supporters had left feedback after viewing proposed designs in the shop.

He added that the new home kit would be "very solid and very marketable" in design, while the new away kit would be "outside the box a little bit".