Carlisle United have activated a clause in Adam Collin's contract that will see the Cumbrian goalkeeper remain at Brunton Park next season.

The Blues confirmed today that they have triggered an option in Collin's deal in order to extend his second spell at the club until the summer of 2020.

Collin becomes the second player in quick succession to have their immediate United future confirmed after forward Hallam Hope's deal was similarly extended.

The 34-year-old gloveman, from Great Salkeld, has made 37 appearances so far this season, coming into the side in late August in place of broken leg victim Joe Fryer.

Former Workington Reds keeper Collin, whose first United spell lasted from 2009-13, has been rewarded for his solid form since then, with manager Steven Pressley today praising his ability and character.

“Outside of being a good goalkeeper - and this is a really important aspect for me in terms of retaining players - is his character and his personality," Pressley said.

"He’s a really good character and I think he’s a key figure in the group.

"We need to build the club around players like this and that’s why we’re really pleased that we’re keeping him here."

Pressley added on United's website that Collin's deal was another piece of planning in place for next season.

He said talks were also likely with other players whose deals are up this summer.

"In time we will sit down with others within the group and, hopefully, we’ll see the nucleus for next season really start to come together," Pressley said.

Earlier in the campaign Kelvin Etuhu hit an appearances trigger which saw his deal extended for another campaign.

Collin is set to face one of his former clubs in Notts County on Tuesday night.

The experienced keeper rejoined Carlisle last summer and was described by United director of football David Holdsworth as "an outstanding professional".

Holdsworth added: "His attitude has been exemplary and he’s a great example to those around him with the way he gets on with his job with absolutely no fuss.

"His form has been excellent and, even with his experience, we feel there is more to come.

“We’re pleased to have him here and delighted that we’ve secured him for another season, hopefully where he’ll be fighting for his place in the division above."