Blue Square Bet
Published 30th June 2011
...insists he’s not the boy he once was. Matured Dillon, 24, left champions Alfreton Town after being offered a job in Cumbria and jumped at the chance to join the Borough Park side.
The former England Universities captain, who joined the rest of the squad for pre-season training last night, said: “I’m a different player from the last time I was in a Workington shirt.
“In 2005 I was young and naive but I’ve come on a lot since then.
“I’m not so much a headless chicken anymore. I’m a player that thinks about their game and I know I can score goals at this level.
“My target is ten but I’d love to exceed that.
“I’m excited about joining Workington. There are a lot of positive noises coming from the management and I already know most of the players, which will help me adapt.”
Alfreton’s decision to go four-days a week swayed Dillon’s decision to leave.
He was also fed up with being a bit-part player and hopes to break into the starting eleven.
He said: “I only played a handful of games for Alfreton, which was disappointing because I believe in my ability.
“I know I can handle this league and I will be doing all I can over the next few weeks to prove I’m worth starting.”
Boss Darren Edmondson said: “Dan will have to perform in training to guarantee a starting role.
“He will bring a lot to the team and I’m delighted he’s joining us on a year-long deal.
“He’s exactly the kind of player we need and adds further strength in depth to the squad.”
Dillon joined Mark Boyd and Tony Hopper for Workington’s first session with several other triallists involved.