Former Premier League striker Dean Windass is set to offer his support to Carlisle City.

The Hull City hero, who scored the goal which saw the Tigers win the 2008 Championship play-off final, will be at the Denton Holme Conservative Club on October 5 as City host an evening with the 50-year-old.

Carlisle City’s chairman Brian Hall said: “It will be compered by Howard Nicholson who, I believe, is quite well-known in this area.

"When organising these events, it’s difficult to find people who have not been to this area before, but we don’t think Dean has.”

The father of Wigan midfielder Josh Windass, Dean began his career at Hull.

He then joined Aberdeen in a move reportedly worth £700,000. Spells at Oxford United, Bradford City, Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United followed, before he re-joined Bradford in 2003, scoring a further 60 goals.

Then, having returned to Hull on a permanent basis in 2007, he helped the club reach England’s top-flight before announcing his retirement in 2009.

Tickets will cost £20, with all funds going to the club who currently play in Northern League, Division Two.

“We will have a capacity reaching 200 at the venue,” Hall added.

Ring Hall on 01228 523777 for tickets or for more information.