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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

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Karl Olstrum set for Workington Town return

Karl Olstrum will be back on board to stoke up the Workington Town pack for the visit of Leigh on Sunday.

Karl Olstrum photo
Karl Olstrum

Loose-forward Olstrum, a new signing in the close season, was struck down by a virus before last weekend’s clash with Hunslet – along with several others in the Town camp.

But, despite missing training on Tuesday, coach Gary Charlton is confident the former Wath Brow forward will be back in line for the clash at Derwent Park on Sunday (3pm).

“Karl didn’t train on Tuesday but he is getting there and he should be all right to play this weekend,” confirmed Charlton.

“And hopefully all the others who were also ill will be back in contention. We have a couple with knocks but we are expecting them to pull through as well.”

Brett Carter, who rested for the Hunslet game to recover from a slight knock to the arm should also be back.

But Charlton insists he will still continue his policy of trying everyone out in the Northern Rail Cup games.

“We still want to give everyone a run about in these matches. It didn’t go as we expected at Hunslet and we have got to get on with that,” he said.

“And that will hopefully make us a bit tougher this week when Leigh come to visit.”

Charlton also had praise for the newcomers to the Town side this season.

He added: “Everybody that has come on board has added something to the team.

“We have only had one disappointment in four or five games and that is something we had to expect.

“It was a shock to play that poorly but we are now looking for a positive response from the lads on Sunday.”

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