OUR readers reacted to the news that Joe Garner has left Carlisle United and completed a move to National League club Oldham Athletic.

The Blues have allowed the veteran striker to depart Brunton Park on a free transfer.

Garner's exit comes at a time United are hoping to bring in another frontman before Thursday's transfer deadline.

Scott Leigh said: "They'll probably get promoted and bypass Carlisle in a couple of seasons."

Peter Maleney said: "Will always be welcomed back," and Ian Bainbridge commented: "All the best Joe. 100 per cent commitment every second."

Ann Paterson said: "Top man it won’t be the same watching Carlisle United without you," while Julie Shannan said: "Gutted to hear this, good luck Joe."

Several other readers including Dan Bateman and Phil Rickerby also wished Joe good luck in his next career move.

One web user said: "Always gives his all, loved by the fans. Best of luck Joe," adding "you will always receive a warm welcome back at Brunton Park."

Another commented: "He will be fondly remembered by many and hope his stint at Oldham works out well for him. Thanks for all you have done."

Another web user added: "Proper striker. Scored some great goals and 100 per cent was committed every game, he must have been awful to play against. Good luck Joe."