Workington Reds boss Danny Grainger believes new signing Finlay Wallbank “ticks a lot of boxes”.

The 18-year-old former Preston North End prospect became Reds’ second summer recruit this week.

The versatile defender will bolster Grainger’s promotion-winning squad as they prepare for life in the Northern Premier League Premier Division.

The Borough Park boss is hoping for big things for the teenager.

“He’s a player that ticks a lot of boxes for us,” said Grainger in a club interview.

“He’s young, hungry, versatile and wants to be a success.

“For me it’s a great signing for us. He’s got good pedigree coming out of a pro academy and one I think will develop really well in the man’s game.”

Wallbank had been at Deepdale since 12 and recently left the club after his two-year scholarship.

His older brother Ellis faced Reds for Colne last season.

Wallbank said: “All I’ve heard [about Workington] is good – they play a good style of football which I’m looking forward to playing in.”

Grainger, whose squad start pre-season training on Saturday, said he is “close with another two or three” potential recruits.

Earlier this month he made former Altrincham and Chester full-back Aidy Roxburgh his first summer signing.