After snapping up two talented amateurs to add to his growing squad for 2021, Workington Town coach Chris Thorman says he is looking forward to seeing what they can achieve.

Town this week signed former Egremont Rangers skipper Matty Henson and ex-Hensingham forward Jordan Thomson to their ranks as they look to build a squad capable of challenging in next year’s Betfred League 1.

And Thorman is delighted that the majority of his squad will be from the county – something he has always believed to be key to their success.

He said: “Since I came to Workington I’ve articulated the aim of a predominantly local squad.

“We’re always going to need some travellers but they will be in the minority.

“The board’s strategic plan that we’re all working to wants to position Town as a place that professional players or those from the community game want to play for and I think we’re getting there.”

And Thorman said that getting Gary Hewer on board to help increase their work within the community game was another added advantage for them.

He said: “There’s a lot of talent here in Cumbria and appointing a head of development to work closely with community clubs and players to provide and demonstrate a pathway into the pro environment was a key part of the club's aims for this season and beyond.

“We’ll be working with players from across the community game to show them what it’s like to be part of a professional environment and the different demands that that will place on them.”

Thorman admitted he was not quite finished on the player front, but said that they were nearly there.

“The 2021 squad is coming along nicely,” he added. “We’re putting together a good mix of talented players with experience and lads who are eager to show us what they can do.

“There’s a few more pieces of the jigsaw to announce in the next few days and we’ll be about there.

“We’ll always be on the lookout for talent at any time in the season.

“I’m looking forward to seeing what this group of players can do in 2021 and I know they’re all chomping at the bit to get back into it.”