Cumbrian goalkeeper Adam Collin will be Carlisle United's skipper for the 2019/20 season.

The Blues today confirmed that the 34-year-old has been appointed club captain by manager Steven Pressley.

New defender Byron Webster will be vice-captain, after the two players shared armband duties in pre-season.

Collin today spoke of his pride as he prepared to lead United out in their opening game against Crawley.

Writing on Twitter he said: "Delighted to be chosen to be the captain of @officialcufc. Let’s see where this season takes us, there will be highs and lows, but we will give it everything we got!! #NewSeason #LetsGo"

Collin's captaincy comes after the man from Great Salkeld rejoined the club for a second spell last summer.

After coming into the team after an injury to Joe Fryer, the Cumbrian produced a series of superb displays and was a multiple player-of-the-year winner at the end-of-season awards, also scooping the News & Star readers' player award.

Pressley's decision also sees the captaincy retained by a Cumbrian, after the summer retirement of Danny Grainger, who is now Workington Reds manager.