WORKINGTON Town will start their League One challenge this weekend, as they head to London Bronco's for the first league outing of 2023.

The club have had a promising pre-season with warm up matches away at Cumbrian championship clubs Whitehaven RLFC and Barrow Raiders RLFC, with Head Coach Anthony Murray previously saying the squad 'didn’t look out of place at all against opposition which are of a higher level'.

The side also played Bradford Bulls in a pre-season friend on February, 4, beating a selection of players from the championship side 38-10 at Derwent Park.

This weekends away fixture at London will see the start of a League One campaign that some of the players have said they are 'felling really good for'.

The club hosted a sponsors launch at Derwent Park on Saturday, February 11 in which sponsors were given the first opportunity to see the whole squad ahead of the new season.

Long time townie Stevie Scholey was announced as the captain of this years team, saying he was 'proud' to receive the position.

Speaking at the launch he said: "It's an honour, I've put some hard graft in over the years and to lead theses lads around the park, we have all been training really hard and I am looking forward to the season.

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Matty Henson has also been named as vice captain for the squad, saying it's a big honour, Matty said that he is looking forward to supporting Stevie in the upcoming season.

This season also see's an opportunity for some new blood in the squad, including 24 year old Grant Reid.

Signed in the close season 6ft 5" , the club have said that Reid excelled on trial and was offered his first professional contract after an excellent NCL season with Seaton Rangers. 

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Speaking about playing for the club, Grant said: "It's hard to put into words what it means to represent my home town club, especially after watching the team since I was young and I'm delighted to be given the chance to be a part of it.

"I’m feeling really good about the upcoming season all the lads have really worked hard since starting in November and think we can really push some of the favourites in the competition."