Talented young Workington Town hooker Blain Marwood will be one to watch for the future if he keeps developing said coach Chris Thorman.

The former Barrow Island amateur, and son of former Town star Dean Marwood, came on in the second half of Sunday’s win over West Wales and showed glimpses of his potential.

He ran in two tries in the 66-22 victory and Thorman was delighted with how well the youngster is coming on.

“I said before the game that I was looking forward to seeing him when he went on and I think we got the timing just about right when they were getting tired with about 20 minutes to go,” said Thorman.

“Sean Penkywicz did a pretty good job before that in tiring those big West Wales forwards out and Blain’s tries were pretty simple but he showed he has lots of energy, he’s very fit and and he’s very quick.

“There are a number of areas that we need to improve him. As a nine, he needs to be a little bit better and more consistent with his passing and obviously he’s quite a slight young man.

“But we can work on his tackle technique and his body will mature the older he gets but I am really pleased with Blain.

“He’s a champion young fellow, great to work with and he’s always willing to listen and learn. He’s attentive and applies himself all the time so I was really pleased with him.”

Marwood, whose dad Dean was a big part of the successful Town side in the 1990s, has built a strong reputation in local rugby league circles before joining Town on a permanent basis in July, following a successful trial spell.

He was the National Conference League Division Three Player of the Year last year and was also named Man of the Series for Cumbria in their tri-counties campaign.

Town now have a weekend off as they prepare for the final two games of the League 1 season, before the play-offs loom.

But Thorman insists they will not be resting, as he wants to keep up their momentum, ahead of the crucial end of season.

“We want to keep winning, keep being consistent, keep preparing well and that’s all we will focus on in the next two weeks before we play Hunslet,” he added.