Workington Reds have secured the services of former Carlisle United man Steven Rigg for another season.

But popular goalkeeper Jim Atkinson has left the club to sign for Gretna 2008.

And he is one of two departures, with Finn Wallbank having also left Borough Park.

The retention of Rigg is a boost for new manager Mark Fell as he builds the squad for the 2024/25 season in Northern Premier League Premier Division.

The versatile 31-year-old has spent the last three years at Reds.

Fell said Rigg was a played he had "admired for years" as he expressed his delight at securing the Keswick player for next term.

"He's technically excellent and can be used in different ways," said Fell.

"He has a history of scoring a lot of goals so we need to ensure we create chances for him and have him operating in areas where he can convert these.

"It's also good to have another experienced player back on board to guide the younger lads," added the new Borough Park chief on the Reds website.

Rigg joins Dav Symington, Ceiran Casson and Jordan Little in signing new deals with Workington.

Atkinson, meanwhile, has moved on and linked up with Gretna in the Lowland League.

It will be a second spell with the Borders outfit after four seasons at Borough Park.

News and Star: Jim AtkinsonJim Atkinson (Image: Ben Challis)

Vinnie Parker, the Gretna 2008 manger, said: "Jim has a fantastic reputation as one of the very best goalkeepers in the area.

His incredible distribution skills, wealth of experience in the game and outstanding leadership skills makes him a very exciting addition to the club".

Workington said they had made Atkinson an offer for next season but he had chosen to move on.

Defender Wallbank, meanwhile, has opted to leave Borough Park after a season.

On the ex-Preston North End prospect, the west Cumbrian club said: "We wish to pass on our thanks and best wishes to Finn Wallbank who has decided to pursue opportunities elsewhere going forward."