One of Carlisle United's League Two rivals have today sacked their manager.

John Askey has left Port Vale after a poor run of results.

Vale, whose squad includes a number of ex-Blues players, have slid to 17th after losing eight of their last 12 games.

Askey's final game in charge was a 4-0 thrashing at Mansfield on Saturday, extending a winless run to six matches.

Assistant manager Dave Kevan has also left, with first-team coach Danny Pugh placed in caretaker charge.

Askey had been in charge since February 2019. "The Port Vale board of directors would like to thank John and Dave for their service to the club and wish them all the best for the future," a club statement said.

Vale's players include the former United men Luke Joyce, Shaun Brisley, David Amoo and Mark Cullen, while a fifth - Harry McKirdy - was recently made available for transfer by Askey.