Carlisle United are hoping to complete more deals after today's capture of Jack Bridge.

Talks are understood to be progressing positively with Stefan Scougall as the Blues bid to keep the Scot at Brunton Park.

United are also believed to be getting closer on an experienced centre-half who has recently been in their sights.

The arrival of Bridge today has not dissuaded the Cumbrians from maintaining their interest in another attacking midfielder in Scougall.

The Scot was offered a new deal at the end of last season and the Blues this week said they were "optimistic" he would eventually sign.

A deal for the ex-Sheffield United man would come as another boost to boss Steven Pressley with pre-season training now less than a week away.

The centre-half in talks, meanwhile, is thought to come with League One and Championship experience and Carlisle are hoping a deal can be done.

More additions are crucial given the number of players still needed in Pressley’s first-team squad.

Bridge's arrival on a one-year deal with a review option came as striker target Jerry Yates rejected a return to Carlisle in favour of joining Swindon on a season-long loan from Rotherham

Former Blues midfielder Jamie Devitt, meanwhile, signed a two-year deal at League One club Blackpool after turning down United's contract offer.

Bridge this morning became the Blues' fifth summer signing after the earlier additions of Jack Iredale, Christie Elliott, Jon Mellish and Harry McKirdy.

Some of United’s players, meanwhile, were at the club today for fitness testing overseen by strength and conditioning coach David Waldie. Pre-season training gets under way next Thursday.

* Carlisle will unveil their new home and away kit at an event in the city centre this weekend. Suppliers Errea are bringing a truck which will have replica strips on sale from 10am on Saturday.

The home kit, the club say, will reflect the views of fans submitted in a Blues Store initiative last season.

Director of football David Holdsworth said: “We have worked very hard with and are proud to be in association with Errea.

“Everything has gone as smoothly as we had hoped and expected, and Errea have worked tirelessly with our commercial department and kitman Colin Nixon in an exemplary way.

“We are holding our first kit launch in the town centre from 10am on Saturday. It will also be a chance for supporters to meet some of our new players as well as enjoy the new home kit which they chose. I hope they are pleased with it.

“The away kit is certainly a colour they won’t have had before.”