Blackpool are leading the race for Carlisle United midfielder Jamie Devitt on a free transfer.

The Tangerines are hoping to beat Plymouth Argyle and Swindon Town to the signing of the 28-year-old, according to journalist Alan Nixon on Twitter.

Terry McPhillips’ side are keen on bolstering their squad ahead of another season in League One. They have already signed Adi Yussuff and Ryan Edwards from Solihull Moors and Plymouth respectively so far this summer.

Devitt impressed for Carlisle in League Two in the last campaign. He scored 12 goals in all competitions and also chipped in with eight assists. He joined the Cumbrians in 2016 and just finished his third season at the club.

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The midfielder started his career at Hull City and rose through the youth ranks at the East Yorkshire club. He made his first-team debut for the Tigers in a Championship fixture against Swansea City in August 2010.

Devitt went onto make 18 more appearances for Hull. He spent a lot of time out on loan from the KCOM Stadium with the likes of Darlington, Shrewsbury Town, Grimsby Town, Bradford City, Accrington Stanley and Rotherham where he gained plenty of first-team experience.

He was released by Hull when they were promoted to the Premier League in 2013 so joined Chesterfield on a free transfer. The Dublin-born man played eight times for the Spirerites before finishing the 2013/14 season on loan at Morecambe.
Devitt joined Morecambe on a permanent deal in 2014 and did well for the Shrimpers in his two years there before moving to Carlisle. He is now ready for the next chapter of his career.

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