Tom Lucock has been named as Carlisle Futsal Club’s captain for their 2019/20 season.

Head coach Al Tindall says choosing a skipper “was never going to be easy with several excellent candidates”, but believes former Gretna 2008 and Carlisle City footballer Lucock is the right man for the role as they prepare to play in National Futsal League Division One North.

"We are lucky to have an excellent group of players. Choosing a captain was never going to be easy, with several excellent candidates," said Tindall.

"The coaching team have spent the last three months assessing all of the players, observing them in practice and competitive matchplay scenarios.

"We didn’t want to jump into making an appointment for the squad too early.

"The captain will set the culture for the team, so we had to get it right. We know every player in the squad will go on a learning journey this season and we need a captain that can balance the emotion of the highs and lows that come when learning, with the natural desire to pick up as many points as possible as we aim for the play-off.

"It’s not going to be an easy task, but Tommy has shown a great understanding of Futsal in a short space of time and has stepped up as a leader."

Carlisle’s first National Futsal League game will be at Penrith Leisure Centre against Tranmere Rovers on October 6, kick-off at 12.30pm.