Workington Town favourite Carl Forber has been granted a 12-month testimonial by the RFL for his service to both the club and the game.

Talented half-back Forber, 32, is a firm fans' favourite at Derwent Park, racking up the points as he goes along.

And Town chairman Garry Mounsey believes this is a deserving honour for Forber.

"Carl has been a fantastic servant to Workington Town over many years," said Mounsey.

"He's always been a player with great flair on the pitch and is an absolute points machine, both scoring tries and kicking goals.

"His creativity has been a joy to watch over the years, and his leadership and vast experience in the game has helped the team on many an occasion."

Mounsey also praised Forber's attitude, both on and off the field.

He added: "Carl is a great lad, both on and off the pitch, and has made Workington his home over the years, along with his fantastic family.

"He is a clubman in the old sense of the word, looking after our younger players over the past few seasons while maintaining fantastic consistency on the pitch.

"His testimonial is well deserved and we would urge all fans to support Carl's events.

"I know that the board will be 100 per cent behind him as a thank you for all that he done for Workington."

Last season's top points scorer, Forber, is prolific with the boot.

He has had two spells with Town after originally joining back in December 2006.

The former Thatto Heath amateur went back closer to home, signing for Blackpool Panthers in the middle of the 2009 season.

But after their demise, he had short spells with Swinton and Oldham before heading back to Derwent Park in 2012, where he has remained ever since.

Over the years, he has racked up more than 300 career appearances and more than 1,000 career points.

Forber will be hoping to feature this weekend as Town play their first home League One fixture - a week later than planned.

Last weekend's clash with North Wales Crusaders was called off due to a frozen pitch at Derwent Park, so Workington will attempt to go again this Sunday, when West Wales Raiders come to visit, kick-off 3pm.