Blue Square Bet
Published 28th May 2011
...Mark Boyd as his top transfer target. Boyd, who last season turned out for Reds’ rivals Dorylsden, is a free agent and Edmondson is keen to discuss terms about a move to Borough Park.
The 29-year-old is seen as the perfect replacement for Graham Anthony, who left Workington in 2008.
Edmondson said: “Since Graham left we have never really replaced him and I believe Mark could be that man to fill the void in midfield.
“I know all about him and what he can offer us and it’s encouraging that he is willing to speak to us.
“I’ve spoken to Mark and we’re hoping that he will join us for pre-season and we’ll take it from there.
“Mark is the kind of player that will definitely help us improve. He’s a clever footballer and uses the ball well.
“We haven’t discussed terms and conditions but that will hopefully take place soon.”
Edmondson, who is currently on a family holiday in Tenerife, is hoping to speak with Boyd, 29, and other targets on his return.
He said: “There is a lot going on behind the scenes and we’re working on bringing players in.
“I have been speak with agents and players about coming to Workington and hopefully I’ll be able to conclude a deal or two shortly.”
Boyd started his career in the Newcastle before playing for Port Vale, Gretna, Macclesfield, Accrington Stanley and Southport.
Last year’s loan star Tom Smyth has been released by npower League Two play-off semi-finalists Accrington Stanley.
The 20-year-old defender impressed during his stint at Borough Park, putting in some impressive displays during his eleven-game spell.
Edmondson said he was aware of the situation and monitoring Smyth’s position.