Workington manager Chris Willcock has landed his sixth signing for the club as the Reds continue to battle against an unprecedented injury list.
Conor Gaul, a 25-year-old striker with Clitheroe who had been released earlier in the day, joined Reds at training last night.
The paperwork will be completed afterwards and the 6ft 2ins forward, who can play anywhere across the front line, will be included in the squad for Saturday’s trip to Widnes.
Willcocks efforts to plug the gaps created by the injuries have not knocked Reds off course as they lead the table, unbeaten with six wins and two draws.
On one occasion they were short of eight senior players but still managed a 2-2 draw at Trafford and for Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Leek Town were six down.
Just when things were starting to improve Tuesday’s match-winner Rowan Roache – himself a recent recruit – went down with a shoulder injury which is likely to keep him side-lined for about a month.
The latest recruit was in his second spell with Clitheroe after a spell away with Padiham in the North West Counties League before returning this season.
He started his career with Darwen and also had a spell with Kendal Town before helping Atherton Collieries win promotion to the NPL Premier Division.
Manager Chris Willcock said: “He was a player I tried to sign during the summer for Ramsbottom before I joined Workington. I think the fans should be excited about his arrival.
“He knows what we are trying to achieve at Workington and he’s keen to join us and help achieve that and further his own career.
“I’ve said before it’s all about options and I won’t bring anyone to the club that I think won’t fit in with the dressing room.”