Ex-Blue Dillon poised for a move to Reds
Published at 09:01, Saturday, 25 June 2011
FORMER loan star Dan Dillon is closing in on a deal that will see him back at Borough Park as boss Darren Edmondson aims to bolster his ranks.
The midfielder is seen as the perfect replacement for Shaun Vipond, who quit last week to sign for rivals Blyth Spartans.
Former England universities captain Dillon left champions Alfreton at the end of the season after being unable to commit to full-time football and returned to Cumbria.
Offers from other Blue Square Bet North sides have been on the table but the 24-year-old has all but committed to Workington.
Edmondson said: “I’ve been speaking with Dan for a number of weeks, trying to come up with a deal that suits both parties.
“We couldn’t match the cash Dan was on at Alfreton because their budget is much higher than ours.
“But what we could offer was a chance of regular football at a good standard back in the place he calls home.
“Dan will add strength in depth for our midfield and will be another good capture for us.
“He knows this league, has a good pedigree and will offer a lot to the team.”
Dillon, who last wore the red shirt in 2005, will battle with Mark Boyd, Jonny Blake and possibly Tony Hopper to start in the centre of the park.
Edmondson added: “We now have a strong midfield. One that can compete with the best sides in the league.
“Adding Dan to the side will be a huge help and with the possibility of Tony Hopper returning, we have the spine of a good team.”
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