Former Carlisle United favourite Clint Hill has been reunited with Joey Barton in League One.

The ex-Blues defender has been confirmed as Barton's new assistant manager at Bristol Rovers.

It follows Barton's appointment as boss at the Memorial Stadium.

Hill, 42, worked with Barton at Fleetwood until the latter's departure from the Fylde coast club earlier this season.

Andy Mangan has also joined the new set-up at Bristol.

Hill made 42 appearances and scored one goal for Carlisle during an impressive spell in the 2017/18 season.

His time in Cumbria, which brought club player-of-the-year awards, saw the defender bring his playing career to a close after spells with Tranmere, Oldham, Stoke, Crystal Palace, QPR, Nottingham Forest and Rangers.

Barton succeeds the recently-sacked Paul Tisdale at the Memorial Stadium. 

"Joey's experience in the game is matched by his passion for coaching and delivering results, which made him a standout candidate for the role," said Pirates president Wael al-Qadi.

Rovers are 19th in the third tier.