Danny Grainger has returned to Workington Reds as their new manager.

The former Carlisle United captain has agreed to rejoin the Borough Park club for a second spell in charge.

Grainger, Reds boss from 2019-21, takes the helm after the departure of Chris Willcock at the NPL West club.

The Cumbrian left Workington last summer to take up an assistant head coach position at Falkirk.

He left the Scottish club shortly after the sacking of Paul Sheerin in December.

The 35-year-old's return is likely to be greeted positively by Reds fans after Grainger twice came close to leading the club to promotion only for Covid to intervene.

The appointment comes just days after the club decided not to renew the contract of former Ramsbottom boss Willcock.

Grainger will now look to spearhead another promotion challenge after Workington fell to Marine in the play-offs in 2021/22.

Speaking on Reds' website, Grainger said: "It's great to be back with the people at the club.

"Hopefully we can build together on the success of the past two seasons both on and off the pitch."