Workington Town have pulled off a coup by bringing talented half Scott Leatherbarrow to the club for 2018.

Leatherbarrow impressed last season at Oldham despite the club's relegation from the Championship, kicking 65 goals and scoring one try in 26 games.

He has chosen to swap the Roughyeds for their League 1 rivals Town next season in search of a different test and is eager to get going under Leon Pryce.

He said: "I've been looking for a new challenge and Town was the perfect opportunity.

"West Cumbrian people are massively into their rugby league with really passionate and knowledgeable supporters.

"I've always enjoyed my visits to Derwent Park in the past.

"I know a few lads who've been playing up at the club like Stu Howarth, Jamie Doran and Jason Mossop.

"I'm really looking forward to it and can't wait to play under Leon Pryce.

"He is a new, young coach with fresh ideas and I'll hopefully learn a lot from him."

The Wigan-born 27-year-old has had previous spells with London Broncos, Batley Bulldogs and Keighley Cougars.

In 2016 he helped London finish second in the Championship and push Salford Red Devils all the way for a place in the Million Pound Game.

Town chairman Garry Mounsey added: "Scott is a great addition to the squad.

"He's a very talented and highly-rated player.

"In our conversations with him his attitude, professionalism and ambition have shone through and I'm looking forward to seeing him gel with the players we've already signed and those we have in the pipeline."

Leatherbarrow's arrival brings the Town squad up to 13 players, with Scott Rooke, Scott Akehurst, Joe Ryan, Sam Forrester, Kurt and Gordon Maudling, Jamie Doran, Jake Moore, Joe Hambley, Perry Singleton, Stevie Scholey and Tom Curwen having already signed up.