The News & Star report that Steven Pressley insists he has no problem with his Carlisle predecessor John Sheridan claiming current Blues players want to join him at Chesterfield.

The United manager said it is “normal” in football for players coming to the end of their deals to be putting feelers out.

Pressley says he is also receiving messages from other players in a similar position who may be open to joining the Blues.

Sheridan, who was in charge at Brunton Park for the first half of the season before quitting to return to Chesterfield, last week said some of his former players had made contact.

He said: “I get texts from Carlisle players now who want to come here, I get them from [another former club] Plymouth.

“They know, even though we’re non-league, it’s a good set-up, a good stadium – they want to come and play.”

A host of United players are out of contract this summer and asked by the News & Star for his response to Sheridan’s comments, Pressley said: “It’s normal.

“If you have a contract with your paper, you have a month to run on your contract and they haven’t made you a single offer, would you be looking elsewhere?”

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