The son of a former Carlisle United favourite has been given an extended deal at relegated Scunthorpe United.

The Iron have taken up an option in the contract of promising teenage midfielder Dan Gallimore, whose dad is ex-Blues left-back Tony.

Gallimore junior has come through the Scunthorpe academy and pushed into the first-team picture last season.

After making 12 appearances, including seven league starts, the 19-year-old will now remain with Scunthorpe as they prepare for life in the National League.

Gallimore chalked up a series of starts as he was promoted into the struggling side by manager Keith Hill.

That followed a first-team debut last August against Manchester City's Under-21s in the Papa John's Trophy, and an EFL debut against Tranmere Rovers.

News and Star: Tony Gallimore was a favourite at United in the 1990sTony Gallimore was a favourite at United in the 1990s

His father was one of United's most popular players in the 1990s.

Tony was a key part of Mick Wadsworth's 1994/5 Division Three championship and Wembley team.

He made 180 appearances for the club between 1991 and 1996.

Scunthorpe, who crashed out of the League after a disastrous season, have released nine players.

Rory Watson, Tom Collins, Harry Jessop, Lewis Thompson, Aaron Jarvis, Tom Pugh, Kenan Dünnwald-Turan, Harry Baker and Anthony Grant are all leaving the Sands Venue Stadium.

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