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Saturday, 26 July 2014

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Workington Town play waiting game over Peter Lupton return

Workington Town are ready to play a waiting game over the return of their ex-Super League star Peter Lupton.

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Peter Lupton

The Cumbrian playmaker, who is yet to make his competitive debut for Town after injuring his thumb in a pre-season car crash near his Millom home, was given the medical all-clear to return to action last week, just ahead of the west Cumbrian derby at Whitehaven.

But the club will not rush him in to the front-line until he feels ready to resume.

Coach Gary Charlton said: “He was never, ever going to play against Whitehaven. We will leave it up to Peter.

“He will tell us when he’s ready to play. He’s a top player who has played at the highest level, and we are very fortunate to have him at Workington Town.

“When he goes on the field he’ll show fans what they have been missing. There’s good competition for places and everyone is champing at the bit to play. Everybody is telling us they want to play, which is good to see.”

Marc Bainbridge and Carl Forber look to be Town’s first-choice half-backs, in Lupton’s absence, with both doing a fine job over recent weeks.

Town have no game this weekend then have consecutive home outings against North Wales Crusaders and Gateshead Thunder, sandwiched between another free weekend.The squad were given Tuesday night off, following the derby, and return to training tomorrow to launch preparations for the North Wales clash.

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