Workington Town boss Chris Thorman has moved to strengthen his squad further for 2021 by re-signing "no-nonsense" Ryan Wilson for another tilt at League 1.

Wilson took his first steps into the professional game earlier this year, joining Town after impressing in his time with Maryport club Ellenborough Rangers.

Despite his chances being limited due to the campaign being curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic and the shutdown of domestic rugby league outside of Super League, head coach Thorman saw enough to know that he wanted Wilson to be part of his plans in the long term.

Thorman said: "Ryan is a no-nonsense, local front-rower who has made the big step up to professional rugby.

"He is really coachable and has one thing you can’t really coach and that’s playing with intent.

"I love his approach to the game and how at times last year he’d get frustrated as he was still learning a specific system or a call from the playbook because of his short time with us.

"He wants to get better and constantly improve and with his competitive nature, I’m confident he’ll do just that.

"Town fans should be very excited to see what Ryan is capable of in 2021."

The former Ellenborough player earned his chance with Town by honing his craft in the amateur game over many years, building a wealth of experience and lifting trophies for the community club.

Wilson added: "I'm glad to have signed back for another season at Town.

"With missing last year's pre-season, I can’t wait to get the upcoming pre-season behind me and progress on.

"I'm looking forward to the 2021 season, up the Town!"

Thorman has already begun to build his squad ready for when League 1 resumes next year, with another former amateur star in ex-Wath Brow Hornets player Adam Ramsden signing up last week.

He followed the confirmation that the club's record point-scorer Carl Forber had put pen to paper on a new deal, and the club had also secured the signature of former Leigh Centurion Brad Holroyd.

Others to have been confirmed to be at Derwent Park next year include Blain Marwood, Alex Young, Tom Curwen, Lewis Brown, Conor Fitzsimmons, Caine Barnes, Marcus O'Brien and Perry Singleton.

n James Donaldson has been named in Leeds Rhinos' 21-man squad for their West Yorkshire derby against Wakefield tomorrow night.

The Challenge Cup winners are set to play their third game in six days, with the former Wath Brow amateur hoping to be involved against his club's rivals.