The son of a former Carlisle United goalscoring favourite is following his father into the Football League.

Maleace Asamoah, whose dad is Blues hero Derek, has joined League One club Fleetwood Town.

The 20-year-old winger has joined the development squad of the club who are United’s first opponents of the 2023/24 season.

Asamoah junior recently played with non-league side New Salamis, where he featured in the team alongside his father.

His impressive displays caught the eye of Fleetwood and he now joins the professional ranks at the EFL club.

Maleace, who has signed a one-year deal with an option of a second year, played in Greece before returning to England.

He enjoyed some memorable occasions playing alongside his father last season as Derek, now 42, prolongs his own evergreen career.

Maleace’s team-mates in Matthew Lawlor’s young Fleetwood squad will be ex-Carlisle striker Sam Fishburn, who also signed for them this week following his release from the Blues.

Asamoah senior, speaking to the News & Star in April, spoke of his pride at his son’s progress.

“I’m so proud of him, really happy about the way he's progressed,” said the former Blues star, who is best remembered for his goal against Liverpool at Anfield in September 2015’s League Cup tie.

“He went out to Greece when he was 18, and the experience he gained was valuable. He’s come back and kicked on from there.”

Asamoah senior added that it would be a “great story” if Maleace eventually comes up against Carlisle.