Carlisle United reduced their spending on agents by £11,000 in the last year, new figures show.

Statistics released by the Football Association show the Blues spent £27,431 on intermediary and agents' fees between February 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019.

That is down from £38,470 in the equivalent period from 2017-18.

Only seven clubs in League Two spent less on agents than United in the latest period.

That puts Carlisle lower in the spending table than the previous year, when they spent the 11th highest amount on agents.

Further details show that just four deals involving the Blues' payments to agents were included in the 12-month period as published by the FA.

They were the summer signings of Gary Miller, George Glendon and Anthony Gerrard, and the new contract awarded to Gerrard this January.

Defender Miller was represented by Graham Duffield of Football Asset Management, midfielder Glendon by Lee Matthews of Sports Management International, and defender Gerrard by Gareth Jones of Full Ninety.

The 2017/18 amount covered seven different deals.

Carlisle have previously said they were taking steps to lower their spending on agents.

Director of football David Holdsworth told a fans' forum last September that they had reduced their outlay in that department by "95 per cent" and the club had a "cap" on that area of spending.

The highest spenders on agents in United's division were Northampton Town. They spent £92,125 on agents from last February to this January.

The lowest figure was £1,000 spent by Macclesfield, who were promoted to League Two last season.

The biggest outlay on agents by any club in England's four divisions last year was £26.7m spent by Liverpool.

The total spending on agents by Premier League clubs was more than £200m for the first time.

The FA has been required to publish annual details on clubs' payments to agents since 2015 under FIFA regulations.

The News & Star has invited United to comment on their figures.

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