Two more key players commit for the 2021/22 season PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Walsh   
Friday, 19 February 2021

scott allison 2.pngThe good news keeps on coming for Workington Reds fans as two more key players have committed their futures to the club.

Manager Danny Grainger and assistant Stephen Rudd signing-up for two more years has prompted a rush for the biros as Scott Allison and Brad Carroll have signed on the dotted line. Skipper Conor Tinnion was first to re-sign earlier in the week.

Arguably three of Reds’ most important players it’s a fair bet the trio would all be included in a NW Division representative squad.

The club’s joint record goal-scorer of the modern era, 30-year-old Allison will be preparing for his ninth season in Workington colours, during which time he has cracked home 127 goals. Gareth Arnison finished his Reds career with 127.

Only two forwards from the 1920’s and 1930’s have scored more goals for the club than the ‘Ginger Messi.’

Speaking to the Reds official website Scott said: “I spoke to Danny on Sunday and he basically talked me through what he and Ruddy were planning.

“He told me to have a think about it but I just said ’I’ll sign tomorrow.’

“There’s unfinished business from the two years we lost, so there was no way I was walking away or looking to go elsewhere until we’ve finished what we’ve started.”

With the captain and top scorer committed, next in line was vice-captain Brad Carroll and the midfielder was happy to complete a welcome treble for the fans.

Brad, 24, will be ready for his third full season at Borough Park and he’s notched-up 65 games so far with 11 goals.brad carroll 2.png

The south Cumbrian, like Tinnion and Allison, is a big crowd favourite and that was also reflected in his response to signing-on as he spoke to the Reds official website.

“Once Danny rang me  to sort it out it was music to my ears to know there’s light at the end of the tunnel.

“We’ve been in this League now for two years now as both seasons haven’t been completed so it’s like – ‘This is going to be it, we’ve got to get out of this League.”

Sadly it  looks as though the two seasons are going to count for nothing as both National North and National South voted to void the season with no promotion or relegation.

That doesn’t look promising for what happens below, from Tiers 3 to 6 and the NPL will reveal soon how their voting to end the season was polled by member clubs.

In the end the FA Council will decide what happens next season but as things stand it does look very much like another year in NPL NW for the Reds.

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