Former Carlisle United prospect Charlie Birch and ex-Everton youngster Bobby Carroll have signed for Workington Reds.

Left-sided Birch and midfielder Carroll have been training with Danny Grainger's squad in pre-season.

And they have now agreed to sign for the club ahead of this weekend's friendly against the Blues.

Birch was with Annan Athletic and Penrith last season but now heads to Borough Park to join Grainger's squad for the 2022/23 NPL West season.

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The son of former United defender and current Under-18s boss Mark Birch, the 20-year-old left-back came through Carlisle's youth set-up and earned professional terms.

He was given his professional debut by former boss Chris Beech as a substitute in a 3-0 defeat to Colchester United in December 2019, before leaving the Blues last year.

Grainger has welcomed the signings of Birch and Carroll, who has also featured in Workington's friendlies so far, including Tuesday night's 3-0 defeat to Dumbarton.

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The Doncaster-born player had a youth spell at Leeds before spending four years in Everton's academy.

He was most recently with Chorley.

Workington boss Grainger told the club website: "They have been with us since we reported back in June, acquitted themselves well and settled into the group immediately.

"They are two talented players with a hunger to succeed after earlier disappointments in their career."