Paul Simpson says he has no plans to sign a replacement for Jack Armer if the defender leaves Carlisle United.

The left-sided Armer could move on from the Blues in the coming days having been linked with a switch to League One outfit Burton Albion.

Manager Simpson, though, feels United are well enough covered in the left wing-back position without moving to fill Armer’s void.

United have already brought in Cameron Harper for the position this summer, and Simpson also believes he has enough cover in the squad.

“No,” he said when asked by the News & Star if he could replace Armer ahead of the new League Two seasons. “I've got Cameron Harper, Taylor Charters can do that job there as well and then we've got Jack Robinson to come back in as well [after injury].

“And also, I don't want to bring somebody else in and block the pathway for somebody like [teenager] Aran Fitzpatrick.

“Although he didn’t play as a left wing-back on Friday at Penrith, I thought he showed some real good signs.

“So, I think we've got enough in that area and that's the reason why I'm thinking we'll do what we might be doing.”

Simpson said United had received a bid for Armer and the player was keen to explore the possible move.

The Blues boss did not comment on the identity of the club who had come in for Armer, who has been at Brunton Park since 2020 and is under contract until 2026.

The former Preston North End man, 23, has made 172 appearances and scored five goals for United. Simpson said any deal would have to be suitable for all parties.

Midfielder Alfie McCalmont is also expected to leave United in the coming days – while Simpson is hoping to seal a seventh summer signing early this week.

He is targeting reinforcements in the right wing-back area as well as more attacking and creative options.