A PRE-SEASON friendly marked the first outing for Workington AFC’s latest signing.

Steven Rigg has re-signed with Reds bringing high level experience to the Borough Park squad.

Rigg, 29 of Keswick put pen to paper again last week and played against his former club, Penrith in a pre-season outing at Frenchfield Park on Saturday.

The Keswick born striker first played for his hometown club then scored prolifically after signing for Penrith in 2012.

Carlisle United snapped Rigg up in 2014, he played in two seasons for the League Two side scoring in his debut.

An initial loan move to Barrow AFC did not live up to expectations for Rigg as he sustained a serious injury in his first game.

He then had a spell with Queen of the South and scored for the Dumfries side in a pre-season game at Borough Park five years ago. Rigg’s first spell with Workington ended a frustrating period at Chorley when he joined Borough Park in March 2018.

Steven Rudd, Workington AFC’s caretaker manager said: “It’s great to have Riggy back at the club.

“He’s a local lad, a very good player and great character to have in the dressing room. We’re delighted he’s joining us.”

Rudd was assistant manager under Danny Grainger before his departure.

A stint in America followed before he returned to play in the National League first for Gateshead and, most recently, Dover Athletic.

Rigg has trained with the squad at Borough Park for the past three weeks and quickly settled in to the group.