Midfielder Danny Devine has been unveiled as Carlisle United seventh new signing.

The former Bradford City man was today confirmed as the latest addition to Chris Beech's squad.

Devine, 22, has signed a two-year deal after being released by the Bantams.

His arrival follows this morning's confirmation of defender Jack Armer's move to Cumbria.

Bradford-born midfielder Devine came through the ranks at his home-city club from under-13 level, making his debut in 2016 aged 18 after a loan spell at non-league Harrogate Railway.

He made 53 appearances for the Bantams over four seasons, scoring one goal.

Beech said on United's website: “I’m delighted to have Danny through the door. He's another that very much ticks the boxes. 

“He's a defensive central midfield player with a great engine and work rate to his game, and he has this canny knack of being one of the first on the scene to deal with those crisis situations.

“He's played a good amount of football for his age, including both League One and Two, and last season he kept players out of the team with far bigger reputations. I also looked at his stats before we brought him in, and his game starts per win ratio is excellent.

"He brings other types of attributes that will allow our box-to-box players the freedom to drive and push forward to join and link attacking phases."

Devine, upon his release by the Valley Parade club, told the Telegraph & Argus it was time for a fresh start.

“I am disappointed how it ended,” the 22-year-old said. “But maybe it was time for me to move on and look for a new challenge.

“Obviously I got to play for my home-town club, but I would have like to have had more games than I did. But I can’t change anything.

“The fans were good to me throughout my whole time. From the moment I broke through, they never really had a bad word to say.

“But I think it may help me if I go somewhere else.

“I won’t be seen as the young lad coming through or whatever and seen as the easy option to leave out. Hopefully that won’t happen if I get a new club.”

Devine follows Armer, George Tanner, Rod McDonald, Gavin Reilly, Joshua Kayode and Joe Riley into Chris Beech's new-look squad, with further additions expected soon.

The latest signing is reunited with fellow former Bantams Riley and Omari Patrick at Carlisle.