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Friday, 01 August 2014

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Workington Reds boss aiming to sign new player before Brackley game

Darren Edmondson hopes to sign at least one player before Saturday’s match with Brackley Town, but denied his foray into the transfer market is a response to the 6-1 hammering dished out by Bradford Park Avenue.

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Darren Edmondson

The 41-year-old is working with a wafer thin squad, as Workington Reds deal with a constant stream of injuries.

Striker Jordan Connerton is a major worry for the home clash with Brackley with a hernia problem, while he also chases a replacement for James Bolton, whose loan deal has now expired.

Edmondson said he planned a move into the market before the Bradford defeat, and added: “I am always looking for players who can come in and make a difference straight away.

“The Bradford defeat was awful, but any players we bring in between now and Saturday are not a result of that defeat.

“I was hoping to bring new players in even if we had won.

“We have loan players going back, others on short-term contract, and players injured, so it’s vital we bolster our ranks.”

Yesterday, Mark Boyd declared himself fit, and Edmondson said his return to action was a good sign.

“A fit Mark Boyd is an asset to any side,” he added.

“Mark’s been unlucky with injuries, but his calf is a lot better, and he’s ready to play.

“It’s good to have him back, and he’s definitely a contender to put straight back into the team, but I haven’t decided who will start, and who misses out.

“We still have training to get through tonight, and after that I’ll sit down with Tony Elliott, and we’ll work out how we’re going to restore some pride, and win points against what promises to be an extremely tough game.”

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