Tomas Holy says he is happy to play the role of 'big brother' to Carlisle United's promising goalkeepers.

The 30-year-old became the Blues' second summer signing when he penned a two-year deal at Brunton Park, as Paul Simpson moved to sign an experienced stopper after the departures of Mark Howard and Magnus Norman.

Holy, who has previously turned out for Ipswich Town and Gillingham, is currently the only goalkeeper at the club with EFL experience.

But Carlisle do have two talented youngsters on their books, with both Gabriel Breeze and Scott Simons having graduated from the club's academy.

Both were in and around the first-team setup at points last season, with Simons having also been invited to attend England goalkeeper development camps.

And while not professing to have all the answers, Holy is keen to pass on his knowledge to the up-and-coming 'keepers - if they feel they can benefit from his experience.

“I know we have Gabe and Scott who are into their first year, and as long as they are willing to listen I will try to help," he said, speaking to the club's official website.

“Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to be any kind of smarty pants or anything like that, and I’m not the type to be constantly telling they should do this or that.

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“I’ll speak from experience, and what I’ve done before, and if I can see that they’re doing something I think is wrong, I’ll try to help.

“When I spoke to Greg I told him that I’ll be their big brother, and I’ll do as much as I can. If they want to listen to me I think it will be good. If not, it’s then not my problem.

“I’ve met Gabe and from the first impressions I think he’s a great guy. I think it will be a great friendship and I will do my best to look after them.”

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