Carlisle United's supporters' trust say the government’s Fan-Led Review is "good news" for the Blues.

The review, chaired by Tracey Crouch MP, has published a range of recommendations aimed at revamping the game's governance.

The call for fairer redistribution of money from the Premier League to lower-league clubs has been backed by the EFL.

And fans' trust CUOSC said that is a particularly welcome proposal.

They support the suggested "increase in league distribution funding for lower league clubs in the form of a ‘transfer levy’ on Premier League clubs".

The trust say that will help all lower leagues to be more financially sustainable.

In a statement, CUOSC - who have 25.4 per cent voting rights on United's Holdings board - added of the review: "Greater power is also given to fans in the form of ‘shadow boards’ and a ‘golden share’.

"The Blues are in a great position to adopt a shadow board due to the current set up of CUOSC and Carlisle United Supporter Groups (CUSG).

"The Golden Share will ensure fans have veto rights on changes to heritage matters such as club colours, badge and stadium location."

CUOSC also welcomed the recommendation of "a stronger owners and directors test to help ensure that clubs have responsible owners and events over recent years such as those at Bury and Macclesfield are not repeated.

"Other aspects call for a review of women’s football and improved equality, diversity and inclusion practices."

CUOSC said the report's findings support their own views and those of fans who filled in a recent questionnaire.

"We hope now that the government adopts the report recommendations as fully as possible."

Mark Middling, a CUOSC board member and researcher of football finance and governance at Northumbria University and advisor to the Fair Game movement, added: “Today is a great day for football and its fans.

"We can hopefully look forward to a reformed game where fans’ views are at the forefront of decision making and clubs are run on a sustainable footing.

"Hopefully, the days of seeing clubs entering administration due to poor management are behind us.”

CUOSC have faced their own critics at Carlisle United with some fans questioning their effectiveness despite having directors on both Blues boards and a significant shareholding.

It comes at a time of increased criticism from supporters towards those in power at Brunton Park in light of the team's poor results in League Two and the ongoing ownership "succession" saga.

EFL chair Rick Parry, meanwhile, said of the Fan-Led Review: "We hope that through constructive dialogue with the football industry, [it] is a catalyst for positive change that can make clubs sustainable, while serving the English game for many decades to come and we look forward to working with the Government, and the game’s stakeholders in the weeks and months ahead."

Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow, though, whilst praising the report, said the call for more money to cascade down the game along with tighter regulation risked "killing the golden goose".

He told BBC Radio 4: “It will be difficult to do much more as the Premier League has already committed to government that in the next three years £1.6bn will, to use your verb, cascade down through the rest of football. It was ever thus.

“The pyramid has always depended on the very top of the game largely funding the ecosystem that is football and that was most obviously seen in the middle of the Covid crisis when the Premier League lent over £250m to the Championship and gifted over £50m to League One and League Two.

"The Premier League has always really been the source of funding for the rest of football and the danger here is of course, as you said, killing the golden goose if we over-regulate a highly successful financial and commercial operation.”

Among 47 recommendations is the idea of a tax on every transfer fee to help support the English football pyramid.