Former Carlisle United star Nicky Adams will face the Blues again next season after rejoining Northampton.

The winger, who this week left crisis club Bury, has been reunited at the PTS Academy Stadium with Keith Curle, who brought him to Brunton Park in 2016.

It will be a second spell at the club for Adams, who helped the Cobblers to the League Two title in 2015/16.

Adams, 32, has signed a two-year deal after opting to leave promoted Bury, who are facing financial troubles which have seen players and staff go unpaid.

Cobblers' ex-Blues manager Curle said he was pleased to be working with Adams again.

"I don't think I really need to say too much about Nicky," Curle said on Northampton's website.

"Supporters here know all about him and the quality he has. He has been a hugely popular figure wherever he has played and I am delighted to be able to bring him back to the club.

"Everyone knows the quality he has, the creativity he has and his experience of winning promotion from this level is a big asset.

“He had offers to go elsewhere but his knowledge of the club, the people here and how we are looking to play next season were all big factors.

"Players of Nicky's quality - both on and off the pitch - are always highly sought after, so we are thrilled we have been able to get this deal over the line."

Adams himself said the opportunity to return to Northampton was a "no-brainer".

He added: "I've played for Keith before and done well for him, and he's a top guy.

"If I was going to leave it would be for somewhere I've been before and happy at, and for somebody I know.

"I've got a great relationship with [Keith]."

The move comes after Adams wrote on social media about the "chaos" at Bury under owner Steve Dale, and his desire for a new challenge.

He also said a contract extension he had signed at Gigg Lane in March had been rejected as null and void by the EFL, due to Bury's cash crisis.

Bury boss Ryan Lowe could also be on his way out of the club, having been strongly linked with the vacancy at Plymouth.

The Shakers are facing a winding-up petition from HM Revenue and Customs on June 19.