It was a first outing in a Carlisle United shirt for their latest signing.

Dylan McGeouch got his first chance to show fans what he can do in the Blues' pre-season friendly at Gretna.

McGeouch, after signing a two-year deal last Friday, was not involved in their opening warm-up game at Annan Athletic.

But after linking up with his new team-mates for training at the start of this week, he was included by Paul Simpson in the side at Raydale Park.

News and Star: Dylan McGeouch in action at GretnaDylan McGeouch in action at Gretna (Image: Barbara Abbott)

McGeouch, 30, was in the first-half XI on a night Simpson used different sides in either half.

The former Celtic and Sunderland man was often United's deepest midfielder as they racked up the goals against Bryan Gilfillan's Lowland League outfit.

McGeouch, who joined United after leaving Forest Green Rovers, showed his poise on the ball which Carlisle will hope to harness in their 2023/24 League One campaign.

The midfielder was at the heart of United's goal late in the first half with a raking pass in a move which eventually saw Jack Robinson score - one of seven goals the Blues put away on the night.

McGeouch will now look to build on his first Blues outing when Simpson's side go to Workington Reds on Saturday for their third summer friendly.