Workington Town head coach Chris Thorman intends to “look at every corner” as he bids to overhaul all aspects of the club over the next three years.

Thorman, who committed to Town by signing a new contract last week, is not just focused on the short-term aim of securing promotion to the Championship with another crucial play-offs eliminator to come at Newcastle Thunder on Sunday.

He is also gearing up for a forensic examination of how every area of the club is run during the off-season and a focus on overhauling the recruitment, while Thorman said he could also look to add to his staff.

“There are short, medium and long-term goals at all levels of sport but I’m a big believer in setting a structure in place,” he said.

“Whether you’re a player, coach, kitman, a board member, whatever your job is, it’s defined and if you don’t do it we’ll find someone who will.

“I think it’s really important that the club have a long-term interest in me and I have a long-term interest in them.

“We want to overhaul the club and it starts with a few things.

“I think recruitment is essential; getting the balance right in terms of value for money.

“We have to be better in terms of generating interest in the youth of Cumbria to want to play rugby league for Town.

“I’m going to look at every corner of the club and make sure it’s done right.”

The length of the contract was a big factor for Thorman, with the chance to put plans in place which he hopes can see the club enjoy success not just this season but over the next few campaigns.

“I really see a vision for the club going forward,” he said.

“It’s probably been said umpteen times that Cumbrian rugby has untapped potential but I genuinely believe that Workington can deliver something over the next few years.

“I’m really excited about the challenge, because it is going to be one.”

Recruitment is already under way, with the club having agreed permanent moves for loan stars Caine Barnes and Dec O’Donnell from Wigan Warriors and Leigh Centurions for next season, while other players already under contract for 2020 include Elliott Miller, Jamie Doran, Ryan Fieldhouse, Perry Singleton, Stevie Scholey, Gordon Maudling, Andrew Dawson, Tom Curwen, Scott Rooke and Jonathan Walsh.