IN SPITE of all challenges, Workington Town will look to continue improving and advancing their position in League 1.

Workington Town RLFC head coach Chris Thorman said: “If anything, the last 18 months has taught us to expect anything and adapt in a positive way.

“We’d built some momentum going into what we though was the Coventry game.”

The game which was set for July 11 had to be postponed due to positive Covid-19 tests in the Workington camp, further postponements since then have meant the side have gone five weeks without a game.

Thorman said: “It’s not ideal preparation but in this day and age there’s no such thing.”

Town will block out the outside noise and build on their work.

“Every time we’re together we improve, we train hard, we work hard.”

Regardless of the challenges, Workington have performed well this season winning seven games, losing one and getting a draw in another.

Thorman said: “We make no bones about it, we want to win the rest of our games and put ourselves in a strong position for next year. We’ve just got to focus on ourselves and control the controllables.

“In rugby league, there’s always noise, there’s always background noise, there’s always outside distraction.”

Workington will focus on what is in front of them on Sunday, Keighley Cougars.

“The Keighley side have steadily improved, they’ve got the mark of a good side, they’ve got two experienced half backs that know the game, know how to lead the team around the field.”

The Cougars racked up 42 points to Rochdale Hornets’ 20 this past weekend. It brought them back into the win column after a draw with Hunslet and a loss to Coventry.

In their upcoming games against Keighley, West Wales Raiders and North Wales Crusaders, the squad will demonstrate their potential.

Thorman said: “I’ve not come here to coach a League 1 side, everybody knows that. The players know that the board know that, the fans know that and I think now everybody’s on the same page.”

Workington Town travel to Cougar Park for the clash before a trip to West Wales’ Stebonheath Park.

The squad are back home at Derwent Park on August 22 for a clash with North Wales Crusaders.

They currently sit at position two on the league table, a step behind Cumbrian neighbours, Barrow Raiders.