Former Carlisle United keeper Marcus Dewhurst has completed a move to the National League.

The ex-Blues loan man has ended his long association with Sheffield United to make a permanent switch.

He joins a fifth-tier squad that includes two other ex-United men in Olufela Olomola and Micah Obiero.

Dewhurst, 22, made his debut for Wealdstone in their 1-0 defeat to FC Halifax Town on Saturday.

The deal comes after a string of loan moves for the former England youth keeper which included two spells at Brunton Park.

He was at United in the second half of the 2019/20 season and then the first half of the following campaign.

Dewhurst, though, was largely an understudy at the Blues to respective No1s Adam Collin and Paul Farman.

He made only two appearances, although one was significant as Dewhurst's saves in a penalty shoot-out earned Carlisle victory in the FA Cup first round at Hayes & Yeading under Chris Beech in November 2020.

News and Star: Dewhurst saves a Hayes & Yeading penalty in 2020's FA Cup tieDewhurst saves a Hayes & Yeading penalty in 2020's FA Cup tie (Image: Richard Parkes)

His only other Blues outing came against Aston Villa in the Papa John's Trophy that season.

Blades academy product Dewhurst had previously been on loan at Guiseley, and has since had temporary spells with Solihull Moors, Boston United and Scunthorpe United.

"Everyone wishes Marcus the best on his next move," said Sheffield United in a statement, while Dewhurst himself said he wants to kickstart his career at the London outfit.

"It's a chance to get my career back on track and hopefully help the club get back to where they want to be at the end of the season,” said Dewhurst on the Wealdstone website.

He added that his time at Bramall Lane would stand him in good stead, including a spell working with Cumbrian keeper Dean Henderson.

“I learnt a lot from there, keepers like Dean Henderson and Simon Moore," he added. "Even the ones that are there now like Wes Foderingham and Adam Davies have been a big help in my career as well as the goalkeeper coaches.”