Experienced half-back Carl Forber will take another tilt at Betfred League 1after signing a new deal with Workington Town.

And coach Chris Thorman believed he will be a highly valued member of his 2021 squad, with his experience, skills and ability to score points across the field.

This is another major boost for Town, hot on the heels of acquisition of former Leigh Centurion Brad Holroyd, who agreed terms yesterday.

Thorman said: “I’m really pleased Carl has decided to go around again. As I said this time last year - he is one of our most selfless squad members, he always puts the team first and his experience is much needed in our relatively young squad.

“His skills and point scoring ability are well known and with how 2020 panned out it would have been disappointing if Carl hadn’t played on in 2021.

And Forber admitted he had been missing the game, after the season was cut short by the coronavirus lockdown, but he is ready to get back up and running.

“I’m chuffed to have signed again and I just want to be back on the pitch with the lads as it’s been a long year without rugby,” he said.

“Hopefully things take a turn for the better with everything that is going on and we can have a good crack at it.”

Forber has already written his name into Town’s history books after breaking the club’s all-time points-scoring record after nearly 40 years back in 2019. The previous record, held by Iain MacCorquodale, was 1,800 points set by the prolific kicker between 1972 and 1980.

But that tally was smashed by Forber in Town’s 32-24 win at Hunslet on September 15.

Town announced last night that exciting utility back Brad Holroyd had put pen to paper on a one year contract to bring him to Derwent Park.

The full back/winger joins from Leigh Centurions after having actually scored his debut try against Town in the 1895 Cup last season.

Holroyd also spent time in the St Helens Academy playing in their Grand Final and has represented at international level for the England Lions Under 19s.

Thorman added: “Brad is a young outside back with bags of potential. I’m looking forward to working with him throughout pre-season and seeing him realise that potential.

“I’m sure he’ll be a player the Town faithful will warm to and they’ll appreciate his skills, versatility and massive enthusiasm.”

Holroyd said he was looking forward to joining Town’s push for promotion next year.

He said: “I’ve heard nothing but good things about the club so I am really pleased to sign. I can’t wait to get back playing and hopefully push for promotion.”