Kai Nugent returns to Reds

Workington AFC are delighted to welcome midfielder Kai Nugent back to the club as our first summer signing!

The 19 year old is no stranger to Borough Park, having been part of the 2022/23 play-off winning side whilst on loan from Carlisle, making 14 appearances and scoring one goal in the process. Success that season saw him gain a professional contract with our EFL neighbours and he spent much of 2023/24 in Scottish League 1 with Annan Athletic, for whom he played 27 games.

And after Kai departed Brunton Park last month, his name was quickly on the new Managers shortlist, “Kai was one of the first names on our recruitment list, he knows the club, has gained excellent experience of the men’s game already and will fit perfectly into how we want to play. It’s been done fairly quickly, Kai wanted to be here and we wanted to have him, he’s a player that I think we can add value to in terms of his career moving forward and he’s still hungry to return back to the full time game.”

Having experienced one promotion with the Reds, Kai is keen to repeat that feat in the NPL Premier Division this time round, “I’m excited about the project the Gaffer has in place for the club over the season. I also joined on a personal note because of the success I had here when I came on loan two seasons ago. I’m excited to kick on and get back out there in front of the fans and show what I can do!”

Kai Nugent will join up with his Workington team-mates in late June when the players report back for pre-season training.

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