Heroes from Carlisle United’s last two title-winning eras are returning to Cumbria – to face each other on the pitch.

A special game has been organised that will feature stars from the Blues’ 1994/5 and 2005/6 seasons.

The match at Penrith’s Frenchfield Park in April will benefit a former players’ organisation which aims to offer support to ex-United stars.

Mick Wadsworth, the director of coaching who led the Blues to the Division Three title in 1995, will return to take the helm of his old side.

And Paul Simpson, manager of 2005/6’s League Two title winners, will be in the other dugout.

Players expected to return include, from the latter squad, Keiren Westwood, Kevin Gray, Chris Billy, Chris Lumsdon, Karl Hawley, Danny Livesey, Peter Murphy, Simon Grand, Derek Holmes and Luke Joyce.

1994/5 players pencilled in to attend, either to play or "coach", include Tony Caig, Darren Edmondson, Derek Mountfield, Dean Walling, Rod Thomas, Jeff Thorpe, David Reeves, Richard Prokas, David Currie and Paul Murray.

Other ex-players from respective eras are also lined up to attend in support of the event, including Danny Graham, David Raven, Jeff Smith, Matty Glennon and Lee Andrews.

Murray and Lumsdon are taking a lead role in rounding up their former team-mates.

Lumsdon, midfielder in the 2005/6 side, said: “Our team have been planning a reunion for some time but Covid got in the way in the last couple of years.

“So this is the perfect opportunity to get together at the same time as some of the players from another successful era.

“It’s something for us all to try and get fit for - although we’ll all be secretly hoping the referee makes it 15 minutes each way…

“It’s for a really good cause and should be a great day – a game of football, followed by a few drinks together.

“It would be great to see loads of people down there to enjoy it with us.”

The game will take place on Sunday, April 24, with doors opening at 12pm and the game starting at 1pm. Entry is £5.