Workington Reds have named Carlisle United’s outgoing skipper, Danny Grainger, as their new manager this morning

Grainger will be the man Workington will pin their hopes on to revive the ailing Borough Park Club next season and hopefully earn them a return to the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

He will take over the reins in July and has agreed a one year contract with the option of a further 12 months.

Penrith born Grainger, 32, has spent the last five seasons with Carlisle United but, prior to that, plied his trade north of the border serving the likes of Brechin City,

Dundee United, St Johnstone, Hearts and St Mirren after starting his career with Gretna.

The left back is coming to manage the club primarily but will register as a player and may add to his near 400 league appearances in Evo-Stik West should that be


He obtained his UEFA A License two years ago and has coached in the Carlisle United Academy and runs the self owned Cumbria Football Academy, welcoming the

fact that Reds are now establishing their own pathway to first team football under Brian Dawson.

Danny, who watched Workington play a couple of times before the end of the season, can draw on an illustrious playing career which has included numerous

promotions and cup final appearances in Scotland and several player-of-the-year accolades during his time at Brunton Park.

So, after 17 seasons in the professional game, Danny will bring all that experience to Workington and is looking forward to his first stint in management.

He will name his backroom team in due course.