Teenage winger Lewis Bell has returned to training at Carlisle United after a long spell out with Covid-19.

The promising player is finally back at the club having been sidelined for several weeks with the virus.

The 18-year-old will gradually work on his fitness before returning to full involvement on the training pitch.

Head coach Chris Beech said: “He’s having a week in the gym at the ground.

“He’s now coming to work, but [that’s] part of the process of recovery.”

Youth team star Bell has been the worst-hit of the various Blues players who tested positive for the virus last month.

While others affected by Covid have since returned, Bell has required a longer period away from Brunton Park.

Beech said the young Cumbrian had “found it hard” but is now looking forward to working with the highly-rated teenager again.

Bell has made three first-team appearances this season as well as being a key player for Eric Kinder’s Under-18 side.