It is with real sadness that we today learned of the passing of former club physiotherapist Peter Hampton whilst on a family holiday in Cyprus.
Hampton, 66, was a Manchester lad who spent his formative years with Manchester City before being taken onto the schoolboy books with Leeds United.
He spent eight years at Elland Road where he made over 70 appearances, also taking his place on the bench for the 1975 European Cup Final, before moving to Stoke City for a reported fee of £175,000 ahead of the 1980/81 season.
His career flourished in the Potteries where he made a mark as a solid full back, and he later had spells with Burnley, Rochdale and Carlisle, where he would go on to become the club’s physiotherapist for some 11 years.
It was Peter who introduced long-serving physio Neil Dalton to the trade, with Dolly then succeeding Hampton in the senior physio’s role.
Hampton worked most recently at the Cumberland Infirmary until his recent retirement.
Chairman Andrew Jenkins said: “Peter was a loyal servant of the club who had a real dedication to his work.
“He was trusted completely by every manager he worked with and the players in the dressing room had a huge amount of respect for him.
“His knowledge helped many an injured player to recover quickly, and his ‘can do’ manner made him a pleasure to know and work with.
“I got to know him very well personally and he will be a real miss around Carlisle.
"Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time.”