Barrow have re-signed striker Grant Holt on a player-coach basis, after non-league King's Lynn Town agreed to release him.
Holt, 36, last played for the Bluebirds in 2003 before moving into League football with Sheffield Wednesday.
The Carlisle-born forward played in the Premier League with Norwich City and Aston Villa, as well winning the Scottish Championship with Hibernian.
He is Ady Pennock's first signing since he was appointed Barrow boss last week.
"I have an affinity with all the teams in Cumbria, everyone knows I supported Carlisle as a boy, and I've been at Barrow and Workington.
"To be back to try and get this fantastic club back to the level the chairman has tried to do for a long time is a fantastic opportunity," Holt told BBC Radio Cumbria.