Carlisle United have completed the signing of experienced centre-half Byron Webster.

The former Millwall and Yeovil defender has today signed a one-year deal with the Blues.

Webster had been in United's sights in recent weeks and the Cumbrians hope he will add experience and leadership qualities to their back line in 2019/20.

The 32-year-old was available as a free agent after being released by relegated Scunthorpe at the end of last season.

He is the second centre-half to join the Blues this summer after the earlier capture of Gateshead's Jon Mellish.

Fellow centre-halves Anthony Gerrard, Tom Parkes, Macaulay Gillesphey and Gary Liddle all left the Cumbrians this summer.

The 6ft 4in Webster started his career with York and had spells with Harrogate and Whitby before a spell with Czech side FK Banik Most in 2007.

The Yorkshireman returned to England with Doncaster two years later and had loan spells at Hereford and Northampton before a permanent move to the Cobblers.

It was at Yeovil, in 2012, that he established himself and helped the Glovers win promotion to the Championship in 2013 amid 98 appearances for the Somerset side.

A move to Millwall then led to a four-and-a-half year stint at the Den, where Webster made 137 appearances, his time there also including a loan back to Yeovil in 2015.

He also helped the Lions to League One play-off glory in 2017.

After leaving Millwall in January this year he spent the second half of 2018/19 with Scunthorpe, playing nine times as the Iron failed to avoid relegation to League Two.

He was released by Scunny at the end of the campaign.

Webster's one-year Blues deal includes a review.

Blues manager Steven Pressley expects the new signing to bring "a degree of experience and knowledge" to his defence.

On the club website he added: “He’s a hugely imposing figure and he knows what it’s like to be promoted, having achieved that from League One to the Championship.

"He’s a leader, a great character and he’s actually a very good football player as well.

“He’s a dominant centre back but I do think his size leads to him being underestimated in terms of his football ability."