Ex-Carlisle United favourite Danny Livesey was at Salford to watch two of his former clubs.

The defender, star of two promotion-winning sides at Brunton Park, was at the Peninsula Stadium for Saturday’s 1-1 draw.

Livesey played 333 times for United in a near 10-year spell, putting him in the club's top 10 appearance makers.

That service has been recognised by fans with a place among 20 ex-Blues stars to feature on a huge banner which is soon to be displayed at Brunton Park.

News and Star: Livesey features on the United legends banner created after supporters' fundraisingLivesey features on the United legends banner created after supporters' fundraising

Livesey caught up with the News & Star before the game and spoke of his pride that supporters had given him such recognition.

He was a key part in teams under Paul Simpson, Neil McDonald, John Ward and Greg Abbott as Carlisle rose from the Conference to League One.

The centre-half, who later helped Salford to promotion from the National League North in 2018, spoke to club officials before the League Two match in his home city.

Before the game he also named his best combined XI from his spells with United and Salford in the match programme.

The 36-year-old included Keiren Westwood, Kevin Gray, Simon Grand, Chris Lumsdon, Chris Billy, Danny Graham and Joe Garner from his United days.

Salford team-mates Liam Hogan, Ibou Touray, Lois Maynard and Jack Redshaw also made his XI.

Livesey is currently with Chester, and has seen his current season curtailed after the National League North season was declared null and void.

He is one of a number of ex-Blues at Chester along with Grand, George Glendon, Louis Gray and George Waring.