Carlisle United's League Two rivals Newport County have confirmed the loan signing of former Blues star Jamie Devitt.

The midfielder has joined the Exiles from Blackpool until January - and could face Carlisle at Brunton Park next month.

It ends a summer-long saga during which the 30-year-old had been persistently linked with a move back to Carlisle.

Barrow had also shown interest in the creative midfielder recently but Devitt now heads to South Wales.

Newport face Carlisle in Cumbria on November 3.

Speaking on Newport's website, Devitt said: "When the opportunity came up I wanted to get it done as quickly as I could.

"The manager showed how much he wanted me, so I can only repay him by putting in good performances and helping the team get wins."

Manager Michael Flynn, a former Bradford team-mate of Devitt, added: “Jamie is a very experienced player who knows what it takes to get out of this division after his promotion with Chesterfield.

“He’s got a good goalscoring record at this level and his experience will be hugely beneficial to this team."

Newport, third in League Two after five games, later added a second former Carlisle player before the transfer deadline.

Striker Jamie Proctor has signed on loan from Rotherham until January.

Proctor was on loan at United in the second half of the 2016/17 season.

Flynn described the deal as "a big coup for us".