Another local amateur rugby league star has signed up to join head coach Chris Thorman’s rebuild at Workington Town.

Following the signing of Wath Brow Hornets amateur Adam Ramsden last week, Thorman has secured the signature of another promising player from the local community game with the addition of Ryan Wilson from Ellenborough Rangers.

Thorman said: “Ryan has arrived with us from Ellenborough, another one of West Cumbria’s great community clubs.

“He’s a tough, no-nonsense front-rower who has actually surprised me with his skillset since arriving.

“He has a very keen willingness to learn and has been spending time with Fui recently to get him up to speed on the non-negotiables of being a front-rower at this level.

“I’m looking forward to watching him develop and to him taking his opportunity in the team, because his attitude is excellent and he can certainly have a positive impact joining the playing group.”

Wilson has helped Ellenborough Rangers enjoy success in the amateur game and is now ready to make the step up to try his hand at League 1 rugby, with the help of his coaches and team-mates who hope to help him adapt.

Wilson added: “I’ve played my amateur rugby at Ellenborough so I’m chuffed to be signing for Town, being my local professional club.

“Training the past few weeks has been great. Al the lads have been sound and welcoming to the squad.

“I can’t wait to get out there, get some game-time behind me and hopefully secure myself a place in the squad.”

Town are set to welcome Keighley Cougars to Derwent Park this Sunday for their first League 1 game of 2020 (3pm kick-off).

They will be looking to build on their first two competitive games, which saw them overcome tough conditions to eliminate National Conference League amateurs West Bowling and league rivals Doncaster from the Challenge Cup.