Danny Grainger has joined Scottish side Falkirk - along with fellow Cumbrian Tony Caig.

Grainger has been named assistant head coach at the League One outfit after his recent departure as Workington Reds boss.

And the ex-Carlisle United skipper will link up with fellow former Blues and Reds man Caig, who has been appointed goalkeeping coach.

They will form part of the new coaching team at Falkirk under new boss Paul Sheerin.

Grainger played alongside Sheerin at St Johnstone and said the move to Falkirk felt right after the difficult decision to leave Workington.

“I’m looking forward to hopefully pushing the club forward," 34-year-old Grainger, from Eamont Bridge, said on the Bairns' website.

"As soon as I spoke to Paul I knew it was the right move for me and I can’t wait for the challenges ahead and to work alongside him.”

Cleator Moor's Caig, meanwhile, recently left Livingston, where he had been goalkeeping coach and briefly joint interim manager.

The ex-Blues and Reds No1, 47, said: “I’m delighted to be here and hopefully I can be of help along the way this season.

“It’s something fresh, something new. Pre-season’s not far away, so we’ll be getting to work with the players, the new head coach and hopefully we can get off to a good start and have a good season.”

Grainger had been at the helm at Workington since 2019 after hanging up his boots following a five-year spell with Carlisle.

Caig, who also works with the Scottish FA, had previous coaching positions with United, Hartlepool, Newcastle and Bury.