Two Carlisle United coaches have extended their respective stays with the Blues until the end of the 2019/20 season.

Strength and conditioning coach Dave Waldie will continue in the role he first took up in February, while goalkeeping coach Craig Wight will also stay at United, becoming "head of goalkeeping" at Brunton Park.

The club announced both had agreed new deals today.

Wight, 40, initially joined the Blues on a half-season deal in November as he filled the vacancy that had been left by Dan Watson's departure for Keith Curle's Northampton.

He had previously been with Stirling Albion after an eventful career which also included a spell in Finland.

"Continuity was important. Over the four months I’ve been in, Craig has demonstrated to me that he’s got a good relationship with the goalkeepers," United manager Steven Pressley said.

"Over the course of the season, it’s fair to say his goalkeepers have performed very well, so they seem to have responded to his methods and he’s given them the confidence to do their jobs.

"When he first started at the club, he was travelling from Scotland, but I think he’s demonstrated his commitment because he now lives here on a full-time basis and very seldom goes up the road.

"He works exceptionally hard with the goalkeepers, so I’m really pleased to have him here next season."

Waldie, meanwhile, replaced Paddy Maher, who left United for a role at Myerscough College in February.

He had previously held fitness coaching roles in football at Sheffield United, Lincoln City, Notts County and Boston United before joining Carlisle.

He also spent nine years with the RAF in rehabilitation, strength and conditioning and physical training positions.

Blues boss Pressley says he is delighted Waldie has extended his stay.

"I wasn’t involved in the process of appointing Dave but I think the club made a first-class decision," he said.

"He’s a really solid person and he’s forged good relationships, not only with the staff, but also with the players, very quickly. He’s very good at his job and very enthusiastic, and I think that’s a key attribute in a fitness coach, because it’s probably one part of the game that the players don’t enjoy so much.

"The person in this role has to be infectious and able to get the players to buy into the way we want to work. He’s got all of those qualities, so I’m really delighted to have him here next season."

Pressley, who wants to make United a fitter side next season, added: "Fitness is going to be a huge part of what we want to do next year and we’ve already worked hard on the plans for pre-season.

"We’re happy with how those plans have shaped up, and it will be important that myself and Dave work very closely through that."