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Friday, 18 April 2014

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Anthony Wright named Workington Reds player of year

Anthony Wright’s stunning second half-of-the-season form has seen him named Workington Reds’ Player of the Year.

Anthony Wright  photo
Anthony Wright

Winger Wright has been one of Borough Park’s stand out performers since Reds kick-started their revival in December. Wright reclaimed the award after winning last year too.

Goalkeeper Aaran Taylor was named Away Supporters’ Player of the Year, captain David Hewson picked up the Players’ Player gong and Dan Wordsworth won Young Player.

Boss Darren Edmondson paid tribute to his players as well as the fans, who have travelled 8,136 miles this year.

He said: “It’s a lot easier to be handing out awards if you’re top of the league.

“We have learnt a lot this year about each other. The players, directors and I know what is needed to improve and we will improve during the summer.

“It’s getting harder and harder to compete in this league because our finances are limited compared to others. We are trying to compete with teams with a lot more cash and in a more competitive catchment area.

“It’s hard to attract players, but we have a young squad of players who are learning all the time.”

Skipper Hewson praised the club’s backroom staff including physio Sue Pollock and kit man Alan Clark for their efforts throughout the eight-month campaign.

Workington’s future in the Blue Square Bet North is still in the air following a 0-0 draw with Histon.

Hewson said: “We have a big job at Worcester, but we will do it and make sure we are in this league next season.”

Meanwhile, Lee Miller is today revealed as the overwhelming choice of News & Star readers as the Carlisle United Player of the Year.

The 28-year-old striker’s 15 goals have played a huge part in the Blues’ promotion push this season.

And the popular Scot, now sidelined with a groin injury, polled 42 per cent of the vote by internet, email, post and text message.

More than 1,000 readers took part in the poll, which saw tricky forward Francois Zoko finish as runner-up.

Third place went to veteran defender Peter Murphy.

Miller will be presented with his trophy at half time during the Blues’ vital final home game of the season against Exeter on Saturday.

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