Former Carlisle United and Penrith man Steven Rigg has returned to Cumbrian football - with Workington Reds.

The 29-year-old has linked up with the Borough Park club after his recent release from National League outfit Dover Athletic.

Rigg has been training with Reds and yesterday played in the second half of their 1-0 pre-season friendly win against Penrith at Frenchfield Park, where Scott Allison got the only goal.

Reds have now announced that Rigg has signed a deal with the club ahead of the 2021/22 Northern Premier League North West season.

Caretaker boss Steven Rudd - currently at the helm since the departure of manager Danny Grainger to Falkirk - said he was delighted to bring in the Keswick man.

"It's great to have Riggy back at the club," said Rudd of a man who played for Workington back in the 2017/18 season.

"He's a local lad, a very good player and great character to have in the dressing room.

"We are delighted he's joining us."

After playing for home-town club Keswick, Rigg's record-breaking scoring exploits for Penrith earned him a move to Carlisle in 2014.

He went on to score on his professional debut against Hartlepool, one of six goals in his first campaign in the Football League.

He made 39 appearances in two seasons with the Blues, a spell that included a loan with Barrow, and after being released he later returned for a second spell at Brunton Park after a stint with Queen of the South.

Moves to Chorley and Gateshead followed before Rigg joined Dover in the summer of 2019, the Cumbrian making 12 appearances last season, scoring once, after one goal in 32 outings in the previous campaign.