Rigg remains a Red

On the back of his best season as a Workington player, Steven Rigg will put pen to paper and re-sign for the club for the 2024-25 campaign.

He has committed to a fourth successive season at Borough Park having originally played for Reds on loan during the ’17-18 campaign. He does so after an impressive contribution last time out, which saw him score more goals and make more appearances than he had ever done previously in a Workington shirt.

Steven Rigg

‘Riggy’ netted a dozen goals, ten of which in the league, in his 29 starts which boosted his stats to an impressive 30 goals, overall, in his 82 appearances, plus 47 more as a substitute.

The Keswick based utility player started his career with his home town club before moving into the semi-pro ranks with Penrith, and two prolific seasons at Frenchfield earned him a professional contract with Carlisle United, for whom he scored on his Football League debut.

He subsequently played briefly for Barrow, Queen of the South, returned to Brunton Park for a second spell before joining Reds on loan from Chorley in March, 2018.

Steven made an immediate impact during his first stint with the club, scoring the winning goal at Altrincham on his debut for the West Cumbrians.

A taste of football in America followed before he gained National League experience at opposite ends of the country – Gateshead and Dover Athletic. He returned to Borough Park under Chris Willcock and has been a key member of the squad ever since.

Steven Rigg
(photo Ben Challis)

The 31-year-old has certainly done his bit for Cumbrian football, particularly Workington, and still lives and works locally.

I think all the changes around the club are really exciting and improving on last year, so I think next season will be a good challenge!

Steven Rigg

Riggy is a player I’ve admired for years so I’m really looking forward to working with him. He’s technically excellent and can be utilised in different ways. He has a history of scoring a lot of goals so we need to ensure we create chances for him and have him operating in areas where he can convert these. It’s also good to have another experienced player back on-board to guide the younger lads.

Mark Fell

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