TRANMERE’S out-of favour defender Mark McChrystal had no hesitation in agreeing to start a loan deal – initially for one month – with Scunthorpe United this week.
The 28-year-old centre back from Northern Ireland has not made a first team appearance for Rovers this season and saw his first action of the campaign in the Iron’s 2-1 defeat to Bury on Tuesday.
“I’m delighted to be here,” McChrystal said. “Scunthorpe is a good club, and I was delighted to hear of the interest. I trained with the Tranmere lads on Monday, and then I got a call in the afternoon.
“I jumped at it! As a footballer, you want to be playing.”
Conference North club Workington signed Will Vaulks this week after the 19-year-old defender/midfielder’s contract with Tranmere was cancelled with a month still to run.
Workington manager Darren Edmondson described the transfer as “a major signing for us.”
“Will has been the driving force in our midfield,” Edmondson added. “It’s fantastic news for this football club that Will wants to play for us. It’s only a short-term deal, but one that benefits us, and Will.
“He’s taken a gamble dropping out of the professional game, but if he continues to show his class with us, he can work his way back.”
Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore said: “Will wants to play regular first team football, and unfortunately, there are others ahead of him here. It’s better for his progress to play competitive football regularly for Workington than our reserves so this is a good move for him.”