Former LFE Blogger and Carlisle United teenager Tom Aldred says he would be delighted to stay on loan a with Blue Square North Club Workington as he believes it will move him a step closer to first team football with the Coca-Cola League One side – and a Scotland Under-20 call up.
The 19 year old defender ended his month’s loan with the Reds by hitting their winner in last Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Vauxhall Motors.
Aldred has impressed after being sent to Borough Park on loan to get more competitive games and Workington Manager Darren Edmondson is keen to discuss an extension with Carlisle boss Greg Abbott.
“I went to Workington for a month and I haven’t heard yet if it will be extended. I’ll go with the flow but all I can say is that I’ve loved this month and gained so much from it.”
“I don’t know if that was my last game or if it might be the beginning of many. It’s a different playing style to playing in the reserves at Carlisle as it is more difficult and it is much more physical.”
“I’ve been playing against men which you don’t always do in the Reserves and you are also playing for three points and in a league. I’ve gone through winning, losing and drawing and I’ve loved playing for points.”
“One thing I’ve learned from this league is that if you don’t concentrate and give it 100% you will just look average. The gaffer and the coaching staff at Carlisle are always asking me how it’s going, and I also spoke to Billy Stark the other week as he rang to see how I was getting on. I am eligible for Scotland Under-20s so it shows he is still interested and hopefully they will come and look at me.
Aldred has made a big impression during his time with the Reds and Edmondson has gone on record to praise the youngster’s attitude and commitment despite the drop into non-league football.