AARON HAYDEN says his return to Carlisle United has made him feel at home.

Hayden signed a two year deal a Brunton Park where the defender previously played between 2019 to 2021.

“It’s been in the pipeline, but we’ve finally got it over the line now and I’m so excited,” Hayden told the Carlisle official club website.

“The club’s in a new phase now with new owners and a new ambition, you know, I’ve come here to help the club achieve their goals.

“I love this place, I’ve got history here as everyone knows.

“I’ve spoken to the gaffer so I’m really happy to be here and looking forward to the season to get started.”

Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney was among those wishing Hayden the best after his Wrexham days came to an end.

Hayden has spent the last three seasons with Wrexham and played a part in their rise under the ownership of McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds.

“Congrats @aaronh_5!!!! Well deserved. We’ll miss you so much,” wrote McElhenney on X.

Hollywood star Tom Hanks is the latest celebrity to wear club colours after he showed his support of Aston Villa during the team’s penultimate Premier League match of this season.

It comes as US stars have had a bigger presence at British football games in recent years.

Reynolds and McElhenney took full ownership of Wrexham in February 2021 and created a documentary series, Welcome To Wrexham, chronicling their journey with the football club.

And Oscar-winning actor Hanks is the latest Hollywood star to be bitten by the football bug.

Hanks was seen in a box at Villa Park in the last week of the Premier League season and posted: “Hello Birmingham, Tom Hanks here celebrating the penultimate match here in Villa Park. Up the Villa! Forever Villa,” on the club’s social media.

Hanks decided to support Aston Villa when he spotted the name in a list of results and thought it sounded “like a place you’d go on holiday in the summertime”.

He previously said: “I’m an adopted fan but I love the team as though they’re my own.”

Creed star Michael B Jordan became a minority stakeholder in AFC Bournemouth and NFL star Tom Brady invested in Birmingham City.

Earlier this month, Will Ferrell became the latest Hollywood star to invest in an English football club, buying a stake in the owners of Leeds United Football Club, 49ers Enterprises.

Ferrell, who has also taken in a couple of Wrexham games, is also co-owner of Major League Soccer side Los Angeles.