Workington Reds miss Tom Smyth
Last updated at 19:37, Thursday, 07 June 2012
WORKINGTON Reds target Tom Smyth has joined Colwyn Bay.
The defender, who enjoyed a successful loan spell at Borough Park two years ago, has joined Reds’ rivals.
Boss Darren Edmondson sounded out Smyth, who can play across the back four, about a move back to Borough Park, but he opted for a move closer to home.
Edmondson said Smyth called before signing for Colwyn out of courtesy.
He said: “Tom is a good lad and wanted to tell me before he signed for Colwyn Bay.
“I respect him for that.
“Tom is a decent footballer, and it would have been nice to have him, but we now turn our attention to the other players we are looking at.”
Workington have announced a friendly with Scottish second division side Queen of the South.
The match will see ex-Reds player Dan Carmichael return, and takes place on July 21.
Edmondson said: “It will be a test for both sides to see where they are at ahead of the season starting.
“It’s something different, and we look forward to the Doonhamers coming down.”
Carlisle Utd confirmed they are taking Workington’s out-of-contract goalkeeper Aaran Taylor on trial.
The 25-year-old was recommended by ex-Reds shot stopper Tony Caig, who is now coaching at Brunton Park.
Caig said it would be silly not to take a look at Taylor, who has attracted interest from fellow Football League clubs.
He added: “Aaran’s name was being mentioned by scouts. I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t react to what I’ve heard.”
There are no guarantees Taylor will be given a deal with Carlisle already possessing two quality keepers in Adam Collin and Mark Gillespie.
Caig added: “Aaran will come along and train for a week or two and we’ll see how he compares.”
l Simply Reds May draw: 1, £500, No786, Robert Cooper, Workington; 2, £100, No512, Susan Graham, Workington; 3, £75, No289, Linda Harper, Seaton; 4, £50, No698, Stephanie Bolger, Workington; 5, £25, No193, Joe Postlethwaite, Workington. Drawn by Paul Sherwin.
First published at 19:25, Thursday, 07 June 2012
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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