Goalkeeper Louis Gray admits he didn't feel the need to look for a new club this summer, having signed a new one-year contract at Carlisle United.

Gray, 23, follows fellow keeper Adam Collin in committing his future to Brunton Park for the 2019/20 season.

"I’m just glad it’s all done, to be honest," he said. "I knew about it a while ago, it was just the case of getting it over the line.

"But it’s all done now and I can kick on for next season."

Gray re-joined United in October last year as keeping cover to Collin after United loanee Joe Fryer's 2018/19 campaign was cut short after he suffered a broken leg in August.

When asked what United manager Steven Pressley had said to him to persuade him to stay, Gray said: "He just said he’s really keen on me staying.

"He says he has been very impressed with what he’s seen since he’s come in, likes my work-rate, likes how I do things, likes how professional I am, so it was just the case that I like working with the manager, so I didn’t feel the need to change anything."

It also means Gray and Cumbrian Collin will be working with Craig Wight again after he agreed a new contract last week.

Gray said: "Me and Craig just clicked from day one, really. I think it’s the same with Adam.

"Since he’s come in, he’s helped me a lot to be fair. I sort of owed it to him to stay, as well, because I think we have started something and we want to keep going on that journey."

Gray, who also spent time on loan at Brunton Park at the end of the 2017/18 season, featured regularly in United's Cumberland Cup-winning side and saved a penalty in their 3-1 final win against Penrith AFC last month.