Workington Town have signed prolific try-scorer Elliot Hall as they look to mould a squad ready to aim for promotion to the Championship next season.

Hall, who scored 17 tries and 12 goals in 20 appearances for Town’s League 1 rivals Coventry in the last campaign, has penned a two-year deal at Derwent Park and is set to relocate to Cumbria as he links up with head coach Chris Thorman’s team.

Hall said: “I’m extremely excited to join Workington Town for the next two years.

“Workington is a club with such great potential and I met with Chris Thorman and directors who explained the club’s vision and plans.

“It is exciting and something I wanted to be a part of and contribute towards.

“I’m looking forward to further developing all aspects of my game under Chris’ strong guidance and leadership, as well as a productive pre-season to prepare for a successful 2020 campaign.”

The utility back, who has also played for London Skolars, is the grandson of ex-Australia and Team of the Century front-rower Duncan Hall.

Thorman, who signed a new three-year-deal to stay at Town himself, added: “Elliot is someone that has been on our radar for a while now.

“I was very impressed with his performance against us when Coventry defeated us earlier in the year.

“His try-scoring record for Coventry was excellent last season with a number of man-of-the-match performances.

“He is equally at home at full-back or on the wing.

“At times last season we lacked a bit of pace in our backs and Elliot has that in abundance.

“I’m looking forward to working with him and seeing him fulfill his massive potential with us.”

Hall is the first new signing to be announced since Town’s season ended with a 38-18 defeat at Newcastle Thunder in the League 1 play-offs in September.

The club did move to tie down promising young players Caine Barnes and Dec O’Donnell on a permanent basis for next year.