Nailing down sure things in the Carlisle United side this season has been a seemingly weekly challenge, so when one does come along it stands out more – and deserves to be acclaimed all the more too.

We are talking about a 20-year-old Cumbrian who had never played a first-team game before Boxing Day, had barely even built up a bank of loan experience, yet has taken to things in a way that says extremely positive things about his future.

For a county with a proud goalkeeping heritage it seems odd that Gabe Breeze is the first No1 from Cumbria to come right through Carlisle’s academy and play for their first-team for any length of time since Tony Caig in the 1990s.

Part of the reason for that is that certain local keepers have soared high above United at a young age – Scott Carson, Dean Henderson, James Trafford – while others, like Adam Collin, came to them through a different route. But Breeze, still, flies a certain flag proudly today.

After four appearances, he has merited the status of first-choice above Tomas Holy, whose error count grew sadly too high, and when Jokull Andresson is fit, would you trust him to guard Carlisle’s goal over Breeze right now?

This week has been dominated by goalkeeping talk, and United’s moves in the market for a long-term and more senior No1: a sensible and indeed constructive plan that has been in Paul Simpson’s mind for some time.

Hopefully Harry Lewis, the new signing, delivers what is needed in terms of Carlisle’s security at the last line of defence and proves a long-term success. But what we do know already is that, after 360 minutes in the team, Breeze is a young man with both the skill set and temperament to be trusted and invested in.

Simpson is on that very page, confirming today that Breeze is being offered a new contract. That’s a clear win from a campaign when that word has otherwise been tough to come by.