Carlisle United have loaned teenage winger Lewis Bell to non-league side Warrington Town.

The Blues have sent the 19-year-old to the Northern Premier League Premier Division to gain first-team experience.

Home-grown player Bell has joined Mark Beesley's Warrington for a month, and could make his debut against South Shields on Saturday.

The move will also see Bell working with former Blues defender David Raven, who is assistant manager at fifth-placed Warrington.

United have long been keen to loan out some of their young fringe players, and Bell joins Taylor Charters in heading out this month, the latter having joined Gateshead.

United boss Keith Millen said on the club website: "As we say whenever any of our players go out on loan, we want them to work hard and be the best player when they go out on the pitch.

“Warrington are pushing at the top end of their division, so Lewis is going into a competitive environment where they will need him to play a part.

“I’ve spoken to him and he’s another young lad who wants to be playing games. He’ll need to earn his place, which I’m sure he will, and it will be good for him to be part of that match day dressing room environment.

“We’ll monitor it, as you would expect, and hopefully he’ll do exactly what we know he’s capable of and that will help his confidence to grow.”

Former youth team star Bell has made six first-team appearances for the Blues.