Carlton scored 61 goals during his first spell with Morecambe
Morecambe have re-signed their former forward Danny Carlton, who was a free agent following his release by Bury.
The 27-year-old, whose goal secured Morecambe's promotion to the Football League in 2007, has signed a deal until the end of the season.
"I'm delighted to be back and really grateful to the club for giving me a chance to show what I can do," said the Leeds-born player.
"I have always regarded my time at the club as the best in my career."
Carlton began his career with Morecambe in 2002, where he went on to make nearly 200 appearances.
I have got three months to show what I can do now and I will do all I can to do my best for the club
Morecambe forward Danny Carlton
He moved to Carlisle United in June 2007 before returning to Christie Park on a short-term loan the following year. After a further loan spell, this time with Darlington, Carlton joined Bury on a free transfer in July 2009.
But a serious Achilles injury saw him released by The Shakers, prompting a return to his former club.
"We had a lot of success and I loved playing for Sammy [McIlroy - Morecambe manager] and Mark [Lillis - assistant manager]," said Carlton.
"I have got three months to show what I can do, and I will do all I can to do my best for the club and prove that I still have what it takes to play at this level.''
McIlroy added: "Danny has done well in training and we know what he is capable of. He can offer us something different and we are all pleased to be working with him again.
"He has got the chance to show us all what he can do between now and the end of the season and we are looking forward to having him around.''
Carlton could be in the squad for Saturday's game against Oxford United.
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