Nathan Waterston is set to wear Workington Reds colours once more next season.

The striker/winger became new boss Danny Grainger’s first signing when he was unveiled at Borough Park’s Legends Day on Saturday.

Waterston, who was released by Barrow recently and also played for Penrith AFC, was highly thought of in his previous spell with Reds and chairman John Mackay is hoping he will have a similar impact next term.

“It is an excellent signing,” said Mackay. “He has been away for a little while with Barrow but that didn’t work out, and now, he is coming back to a club he loved playing for.

“Nathan always said that if things didn’t work out there, he would come back and here he is.

“He is a great lad from a great family and he will be a fantastic asset to the club.”

Mackay said this was the first of the summer signings for the club but he hopes there will be more to come as Grainger builds his squad to compete in the Evo-Stik West next season.

“There will be more signings in the days and weeks to come as Danny starts to build his side but, for now, it is just great to have Nathan back in harness,” he added.

“You can never guarantee anything but Nathan is a young lad and he is hungry and wants to succeed.

“He wants to be more involved in both his football and cricket [where he plays for Furness Cricket Club] which he couldn’t do as a full-time player and he wants to enjoy life to the full.”

The 21-year-old only made seven appearances in the season just finished for Barrow with injury striking. He had to have shoulder surgery and he suffered cruciate ligament damage while on loan at Altrincham in February.

Waterston was announced at the Workington Reds Legends Day on Saturday where the stars of yesteryear played the current side for the Tony Hopper Memorial Trophy.

In the end, the current crop took the honours 4-0 with skipper Gari Rowntree presented with the trophy by Tony Hopper’s father, John, at the end of the clash.

There was a good crowd at the event with youth teams playing all morning and the Reds Ladies side showing off the County Cup after their recent triumph as well as the match.

“The result didn’t matter in the end it was all about the day,” added Mackay.

“It was great to see all the old players back and all the children who enjoyed the morning.

“Everyone had a great time, the weather was kind to us and there was a great atmosphere at the ground.

“It was a successful day all told and we definitely want to repeat it next year.”