Matt Tunstall returns to Workington Town training
Last updated at 12:30, Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Workington Town prop Matthew Tunstall is back in training and raring to prove his worth.
Tunstall has missed much of the season with a hamstring problem but coach Gary Charlton says he is now ready for action.
And, he says, with Peter Lupton also on the verge of a comeback, there will be plenty of stiff competition for places in the squad.
“Matthew is back and training following his hamstring tweak and myself and Martin are facing some hard choices,” said Charlton.
“A lot of the lads have been playing well and now it is up to everyone to prove they can play at a high standard to get their place.”
Town will host North Wales Crusaders on Sunday at Derwent Park, who travel on the back on a 98-4 drubbing at the hands of Super League Wigan in the Challenge Cup.
But Charlton says that result can have no bearing on this weekend’s Championship One game.
“Wigan play to such a high standard and everybody has just seen the difference between Super League and the standards we play now, it is a very wide gulf,” said the Town boss.
And North Wales coach Clive Griffiths was delighted with the way his team stuck in a denied Wigan reaching the 100-point milestone.
He added: “It was to be expected to be fair.
“We have only been together 14 weeks. Wigan are one of the best rugby league teams in the world, let's get it into perspective I have had these boys in for three hours this week for preparation and Wigan did that on Monday morning.
“The gulf was there for everyone to see but we can take a hell of a lot out of that game today.
“The players will grow from that from their own experience of playing at this level.”
First published at 11:27, Wednesday, 18 April 2012
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