Six net Carlisle deals
By Mark Buckingham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Carlisle United manager Paul Simpson has started to shape his squad for life back in The Football League.
The Cumbrian outfit secured a swift return to League Two after ending their one season in The Conference with a play-off success over Stevenage.
Simpson is now plotting to keep the club in the league and has handed contracts to six players, whilst releasing five more.
Danny Livesey has already signed a new two-year deal at Brunton Park after making a huge impression since joining from Bolton Wanderers in December.
His team-mates Paul Arnison, Tom Cowan, Matt Glennon, Brendan McGill and Peter Murphy have all been offered 12-month extensions and are mulling over the deals.
But Simpson has also wielded the axe by offloading Chris Beech, Craig Farrell, Kevin Henderson, Carlos Roca and Brian Shelley after the quintet did not play a prominent role in the club's promotion push.
The Carlisle boss is also hoping to bring Magno Vieira back to the club next season after he scored 11 goals during a loan spell from Wigan Athletic.
Vieira has returned to The JJB Stadium and will spend pre-season with the Premiership new boys before a decision is made on his future.