Whitehaven's Brett Seymour touch and go for Workington derby
Last updated at 12:24, Friday, 11 April 2014
Whitehaven could face a late call over Aussie star Brett Seymour’s debut in next week’s derby against Workington Town.
The former NRL playmaker is due to undergo the biometric test required to secure a visa next Wednesday, just two days before the Good Friday clash at the Recreation Ground.
“His visa can be progressed after the test. It should be expedited quickly,” said chief executive Barry Richardson.
Seymour has been training on his own at home in Castleford and is ready to answer the call when ever needed by Haven, who have signed the 29-year-old for the rest of the campaign.
Meanwhile, teenager Ben Milburn’s surgery on the cruciate ligament injury he suffered in training just ahead of his Haven debut against York last month proved a success, though he is unlikely to feature this season, as predicted.
An assessment and surgery in Sunderland were arranged swiftly thanks to coach Dave Woods’ contacts from his spell in charge at Gateshead Thunder.
“Credit to Dave for that,” added Richardson, who revealed the knee problem appeared to stem from an old injury. “It was always going to happen at some point, and better that it happened at this stage.
“We will be looking for him to push for a first-team place of his own next season. It’s up to Ben to put in a lot of hard work over the coming months.
“He has fitted in well to the club and he has been working with community manager Amanda Hewer in schools, developing his confidence.”
First published at 12:22, Friday, 11 April 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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