Workington announce new signings

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WORKINGTON Town have re-signed club captain Carl Forber and winger Kieran Mewse, whilst also bringing in ex-Super League forward Oliver Wilkes.

On re-signing Forber, Town Chairman Garry Mousey said: “Carl is a prolific point’s scorer and was one of the highest scoring players in League 1 last year. He is highly experienced, a consummate professional and did a fantastic job as our team captain last year. He had an excellent season and again joins some really exciting playmakers in the team. Carl always leads by example and the Board is really pleased to retain his services for 2018.”

Meanwhile, Mewse says he is delighted to have signed a new contract at the club: “I thoroughly enjoyed my first season as a professional rugby league player and it was a great experience. I learnt a lot from the coaches and my team mates.

“I am really pleased to re-sign and continue my development. I can’t wait to get started in pre-season next week and I’m hoping to learn a lot from Leon Pryce. The club have signed some great players and I’m looking forward to a successful 2018 with Town.”

It was a surprise for the 37 year old prop Wilkes when Workington came calling, but says he is really excited about the task ahead with the Cumbrian club.

He said: “I thought I was going to finish my career at Barrow but after negotiations and prospects of work up the coast with my employer Jacobs, things changed. Town are an ambitious club, steeped in history and the recruitment of Leon Pryce, who I have known for a lot of years, showed their ambition. I decided that I wanted to be a part of that.”

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