Workington Town assistant coach Jonty Gorley has parted company with the club after eight years at Derwent Park.

Gorley posted on his Twitter account: “I’d like to thank Workington Town for giving me the opportunity to be part of their coaching staff for the past eight years or so.

The post ended: “I’m sorry my time has ended how it has, that is out of my control. I wish the players the best for the rest of the season and beyond... #UTT.”

Town coach Leon Pryce thanked Gorley for his service to the club over the years, and said: “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Jonty and wish him well. There has been no fall out and nothing untoward.

“When I took on the coach’s post in the close season, it was my intention to look for a more experienced assistant. I was given the same staff that were already at Town and have now started the process to bring in my own assistant.

“It’s not ideal doing it now, but we must change to get consistency in the team’s performances and a change in the culture.

“I’m new to coaching and I need to get someone in so that I can get advice from a very experienced coach, someone I have worked with before.”

Pryce is hoping to name his new assistant coach next week.

Meanwhile, Town are likely to be facing a more settled Doncaster side at Derwent Park on Sunday.

Coach Richard Horne, having reached the mid-point of the season, says his rotation policy is coming to an end and he intends to stick with his best side.

“The mid-point of the season is a good place to make that decision, having had a good look at everybody. It’s the time to stick with your best 17, although I know injuries might make that difficult at times,” said Horne.

“There might be a couple of changes in the backs each week but in general terms I think it’s time to stick with a regular 17 so that we can get a bit of consistency,” he says.

Horne is also trying to extend the loan period for Hull FC forward Lewis Bienek who made a big impact in the 35 minutes he played against Keighley at the weekend.

“He hadn’t played for eight weeks before he came to us and he’s settled in well. He’s quite a handful on the ball and I would like him around a bit longer,” said Horne of the former London Broncos player.