Carlisle United coach David Waldie has announced that he is leaving the Blues.

The strength and conditioning coach has departed Brunton Park for a similar role at fellow League Two club Mansfield Town.

It ends a 19-month spell with the Cumbrians for Waldie, who confirmed the news on his Twitter account last night.

He wished the Blues well as he wrote: "Thanks to everyone @officialcufc fantastic club and cracking city. All the best this season."

It will be a move much closer to home for former Royal Air Force instructor Waldie, who joined United in February 2019 to replace Paddy Maher and, before him, Lee Fearn.

He had previously held fitness coaching roles in football at Sheffield United, Lincoln City, Notts County and Boston United.

He spent nine years with the RAF in rehabilitation, strength and conditioning and physical training positions.

It will see a second change in the backroom staff of the Blues' first-team set-up this summer after the departure of long-serving physio Neil Dalton, who joined Aberdeen and was replaced by Ross Goodwin.

United have not yet made any comment on Waldie's exit or any plans for a replacement.