Strong running forward Conor Fitzsimmons will continue to bolster the Workington Town pack after agreeing a new deal with the club.

Fitzsimmons, a former Seaton amateur, is sticking to his roots as he signed a new deal with his hometown club.

And the 22-year-old said the decision to stay with Chris Thorman’s side was not a difficult one to make.

“I’m really excited to be back in my home town colours again next year,” said Fitzsimmons.

“I really enjoyed my time at the club last year working with Chris and the rest of the staff and was disappointed it came to an abrupt end.

“It made it a pretty easy decision for me to stay, the squad seems like it is coming together nicely so can’t wait to get back to training and prepare for the 2021 season.”

And head coach Thorman says Fitzsimmons is a welcome addition for his 2021 League One campaign.

He added: “It’s great to have Fitzy re-signed – he’s a Seaton junior and has come through a great environment at Castleford Tigers.

“He understands what it is to be a professional. He applies himself in all aspects of training and playing and has his best years ahead of him.

“I’m looking forward to working with him again and watching him play a leading role in getting our club to where it needs to be over the coming years.”

Fitzsimmons has plenty of experience, making his Super League debut for Castleford in 2016 before heading to Town on loan.

After leaving the Tigers he spent two years with Newcastle Thunder before heading back to Workington on a permanent basis.