Workington Town powerhouse Elliott Miller was happy to return to the field for his first competitive action since going under the knife last April.

The physical centre was back in the team as Town hosted Doncaster on Sunday and gave a full-blooded display in a 22-12 win.

Miller has come out the other side of a frustrating spell after he picking up an injury last season which ruled him out for the majority of the campaign.

Now back in a new-look team with a change in the dugout after the arrival of head coach Chris Thorman, Miller was pleased to get back to playing.

“I enjoyed it, getting back out there after so long with a pretty much new-look team,” he said. “Obviously I was feeling it a bit on Monday morning but I was happy with my performance.

“I was a bit ring-rusty but that will just come with getting a few games under my belt.”

After back-to-back home wins in the Challenge Cup against West Bowling and Doncaster, Town kick off their League 1 campaign against Keighley Cougars on Sunday.

Miller believes they can go into that game full of positivity after an unbeaten start to their fixture list.

“We’re focused on the league and those two wins will hopefully give us confidence going into that,” he said. “We can take a lot from Sunday because Doncaster are a good team who should be up there.”