Jamie Devitt has pledged to do everything he can to grab the chance of another deal at Carlisle United.

The midfielder was invited back for pre-season training by Paul Simpson despite not being offered a contract.

Simpson's offer gave the experienced player the chance to remain at Brunton Park for the 2022/23 season.

And Devitt has used social media to pledge to do all in his power to make the most of the opportunity.

In a post on Twitter, the popular midfielder wrote: "Not the season any of us wanted but getting to come back and represent this club again and ultimately playing a part in getting safe means so much.

"I hope it’s not the last time I pull on the shirt - I will do everything I can to be back.

Thanks for all your support."

Devitt, who starred for the Blues from 2016-19, rejoined the club in January after a pell with Barrow.

He made seven appearances, including starts in four wins under Paul Simpson against Leyton Orient, Rochdale, Oldham Athletic and Northampton Town.

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After influential displays under Simpson, Devitt suffered a hamstring injury in the Northampton victory on March 12 which ended his season prematurely.

Simpson, speaking in a club YouTube interview, explained his thinking over the training invitation to Devitt.

He said: "He's a fantastic personality around the dressing room and I like what I've sene of him as a character.

"I think we scratched the surface of what he can do for the team but he wasn't ever fully fit.

"I put him in the team to get fit, instead of being fit to come into the team because I needed experience and knew what he could add for us.

"He's just had bad luck with picking up this other injury.

"I've invited Jamie to come back in pre-season training for him to show us he can get himself fit and be an effective member of the squad."

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