Former Carlisle United defender Nathaniel Knight-Percival has joined one of the Blues' League Two rivals.

The experienced centre-half, who was released by the Cumbrians, has signed a one-year deal with Morecambe.

Knight-Percival, 33, links up with Derek Adams' squad in Lancashire after his departure from Brunton Park.

The ex-Bradford man made 19 United appearances last season after joining in the summer of 2019, but only figured twice under Chris Beech after the head coach succeeded Steven Pressley in November.

He fell out of favour as Beech promoted Aaron Hayden to the side, while Byron Webster - who has turned down new Blues terms - was also ahead of Knight-Percival in the pecking order along with January signing Max Hunt.

Knight-Percival, who was one of a number of departures from United, said he was relievd to have secured a new club.

Speaking on Morecambe's website, he said: “I’m very happy to get the deal done.

“There's always a worry when you are out of contract so I’m glad to have got this sorted and looking forward to joining Morecambe.''

Manager Adams added: “Nathaniel is an experienced, natural left sided centre half who has was part of the Bradford side that got to the League 1 playoffs a few seasons ago.

“He will be a good addition to the squad and another we look forward to working with.''

Other players to leave Carlisle this summer are hoping to get fixed up with new clubs, meanwhile.

It was reported last week that Jack Bridge, who turned down a new contract, was training with League One outfit Bristol Rovers.

It is understood there is also fourth-tier interest in midfielder Bridge.