DANNY GRAINGER (manager)
Returned to the club in May, after a year away, starting a second spell in the Borough Park hot seat.
The bulk of an illustrious playing career was spent north of the border after making the breakthrough with Gretna. He subsequently played for Brechin City, Dundee United, St. Johnstone, Heart of Midlothian, St. Mirren and Dunfermline Athletic and whilst at Hearts had the satisfaction of scoring in the 2012 Scottish Cup Final against Edinburgh rivals, Hibernian.
In 2014, Danny joined the team he supported as a boy – Carlisle United. Spending five seasons at Brunton Park, he made close to 200 appearances for the Cumbrians, many as skipper, scoring 34 goals in the process.
He retired from the professional ranks in 2019, taking his first step into management with Workington. After two interrupted seasons because of the pandemic, Danny was tempted to Falkirk as an assistant and later caretaker manager, an adventure which lasted for a little over six months.
The Workington supporters were disappointed to see him leave in 2021 but delighted to welcome him back twelve months later.