CARLISLE United have announced that they will take on Scottish Premiership side St Mirren in a pre-season friendly this summer. 

The fixture against Stephen Robinson's Saints will take place on Friday, July 19 at St Mirren Park. 

St Mirren finished fifth in the most recent SPFL campaign and will take part in the UEFA Conference League Qualifying Rounds over the summer months. 

The Blues will now be in action six times before the start of the 2024/25 League Two season, with Paul Simpson's squad set to return for pre-season training on Monday, June 24. 

United have also confirmed that they will be taking on Cumbrian non-league clubs Penrith, Kendal Town, and Workington Reds as part of their pre-season build-up.

They will head to the Leo Group Stadium to take on Darren Edmondson's Penrith on Friday, July 5 with a 7pm kick-off.

Next for the Blues is a trip to Kendal Town's Parkside Road ground on Tuesday, July 9 with a 7pm kick-off.

Carlisle will then travel to Borough Park to take on Workington on Saturday, July 13, with a 3pm kick-off against a Reds side who will be under new manager Mark Fell.

The Blues will then St Mirren before traveling to Rochdale for a 3pm kick off on Saturday, July 27 before finishing their pre-season with a home clash against Stockport County on Saturday, August 3. 

Speaking previously, Blues boss Paul Simpson has discussed the club's pre-season schedule and the needs to get recruitment done early. 

He said: Our first day of pre-season is June 24, so we ideally want them [new signings] in."

“We've got a trip up to Scotland planned, and that's a couple of weeks further down the line, but I would expect and I would hope that we've got the bulk of our group together [by then], because that's a big thing in terms of how we want to change the mentality that we've had this season and change the dynamic in the group."