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Friday, 18 April 2014

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No surgery for Workington Town star Peter Lupton

Ex-Super League star Peter Lupton will NOT need surgery on his posterior cruciate ligament injury after all and will be ready for the launch of Workington Town’s pre-season campaign.

Peter Lupton photo
Peter Lupton

It is great news for Town that he will be primed for the November 22 start to their 2013 preparations, rather than face a stint on the sidelines following surgery, especially as his pre-season last term was hit after he was hurt in a car accident.

“He has seen the surgeon again who told him he needs to build up the muscle around it, which will take away the possibility of it happening again,” coach Gary Charlton said.

“He’s in the gym now building it up and is really happy that he doesn’t need an operation and can put his mind at rest.

“Peter Lupton’s a really good player, we all know that. We don’t think we saw the best of him last season and there’s more in the tank. After a full pre-season we will see a different player, because he’s eager to get going.”

Meanwhile, Charlton reckons Brett Phillips’ call-up for Scotland will help his progression in the pro ranks.

“He came in from the amateurs last year and took to it like a duck to water,” the coach added. “He’s still learning the game, and playing for Scotland will see him progress further and faster.

“Brett’s attitude is great, and he’s a big, tough, rough, raw-boned player who can play rugby as well.”

He will be joined in the Scotland team to face England Knights in Edinburgh tomorrow by Town team-mate Brett Carter.

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