Workington Reds will have a new face in the squad this week, but he won’t be able to play in tomorrow night’s FA Trophy replay at Ramsbottom United.

Brad Carroll, 22, scored in his final game for Kendal Town on Saturday but is ineligible for the replay as he has already played in the competition this season.

Carroll, who started his career with hometown club Barrow as a defender without making the first-team, made a big impression as a midfielder at Clitheroe where he was made captain.

He switched to Kendal midway through last season but life has been tough of late at Parkside Road where the team have been asked to play for nothing.

Reds joint boss Dave Hewson said: "We tried to sign Brad during the summer but he wanted to stay loyal to Kendal after they had been good with him after he left Clitheroe.

"He’s a hard-working midfielder, something in the mould of Rob Wilson who did well for us after we signed him from Kendal."

Jordan Holt is coming to the end of his final loan stint with Reds so the addition of a new midfield player is essential as the fight intensifies for Evo-Stik Premier Division survival.

Hewson’s fellow boss, Lee Andrews, said: "It will add competition for places and that is very important, especially in our position."

After the 0-0 draw with Ramsbottom, which set-up tomorrow night’s replay, Andrews said he thought it had been a fair result.

"It was a game spoiled by the weather and I think, in the second half, the wind increased so we had to work very hard to keep a clean sheet. Aaran [Taylor] made a couple of excellent saves but I thought we did really well defensively in the face of some really testing conditions,” said Andrews.

Jamie Mellen missed the game because of illness but is expected to be available for the replay but Josh Calvert will still miss out with a heel injury.