Workington Reds boss Danny Grainger says he will be having a conversation with South Shields over talented forward Millenic Alli.

The attacker has now finished his loan spell at Borough Park but Grainger has been impressed with what he has seen of Alli, despite his opportunities being limited.

After Saturday’s draw with fellow promotion hopefuls Marine, Grainger said: “That’s his last game for us and obviously we’ll have a conversation with South Shields now and see what we’re going to do going forward.

“There’s a huge reliance on the likes of Dav, Scotty, Nathan, Chaz, Ash, those types of players, to be creative all the time.

“If you can bring someone like Millenic in he can really excite people and it takes a little bit of pressure off the lads.”

Alli was initially brought in on a one-month loan but due to the fact he could not play in the FA Trophy, he had not made as many appearances as he would have liked.

But Grainger added that he would still be keen to bring him back in, if he was available.

He said: “He’s come in and in the two little bits that he’s been able to be involved in due to the Trophy involvement he’s done really well.

“The two FA Trophy games have been a frustration for him because obviously he was champing at the bit to get involved.

“He’s been great, he’s mixed straight into the dressing room, he’s been fantastic in training and he’s probably been pushing for a start.

“I think he’ll be disappointed with the amount of minutes he’s had but he’ll understand the situation and fingers crossed we’ll speak to South Shields and if he’s still available we might bring him back.”

Reds are back at Borough Park on Saturday against Farsley Celtic in the FA Trophy.