Two of Workington Reds' longest-serving favourites have announced they will be retiring at the end of the season.

Conor Tinnion and Scott Allison will both bring down the curtain on hugely respected Borough Park careers in the summer.

In midfielder Tinnion's case it will bring an end to a 14-year association with Workington, a spell in which he has made 392 competitive appearances for the club.

Some 120 of those came as captain, while this season he has also served Reds as joint assistant manager.

Tinnion, speaking on Reds' website, said: “I would like to thank my team-mates over the years – too many to name – but I have been lucky to play with some great players and shared some great times with them on and off the pitch.


“Also, I’m massively grateful to the fans and volunteers at the club who are the reason that Workington Reds exists and have given me the chance to play for all these years."

The 33-year-old Tinnion, who joined Reds in 2010 after leaving Carlisle United, added: “There have obviously been some low points but it is all part of it and I genuinely wouldn’t change a thing.

"I feel very fortunate to have played for the club for so long and, again, a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has been there with me over the last 14 years.”

Striker Allison has also been at the club for more than a decade, having joined from Penrith in 2013. His 155 goals make him the third highest scorer in Reds' history.

“I would like to say a huge thank-you at Workington Reds for my time there," said the Cumbrian, 33.

"It’s been an absolute pleasure representing this football club for so many years and creating so many special memories.

“The play-off hat-trick at Blyth Spartans; the FA Trophy winner against Hartlepool United and winning promotion last season were my three favourite moments.”

The duo's remaining games are set to come in Workington's final two NPL Premier fixtures against Macclesfield and Guiseley, while in between Reds also face Carlisle United in next Tuesday's Fred Conway Cumberland Cup final.

Manager Grainger, who is also leaving Reds at the end of the campaign, paid tribute to the two club stalwarts.

He said "there aren't enough words" to describe what Tinnion has brought to the club over the years.

"He sets standards, is inspirational and a true winner," said Grainger.

The manager added of Allison that he was a "legend", adding: "His goalscoring record for this club is unbelievable and won't be seen for a long time."