Workington Town have swooped for versatile centre Andy Litherland as they continue to build for the new League One season.

The former Walney Central amateur played for Barrow Raiders in the Championship last season but Town ace Ollie Wilkes has persuaded him to make the move.

Litherland said: "Ollie was a big reason behind me coming up.

"He told me about the club, the staff and everything and it all sounded good.

"I’ve heard nothing but good things about Leon [Pryce, coach] and the rest of the coaching staff, not just off Ollie but anyone I’ve spoken to, so I’m looking forward to getting going again.

"I’ve had a bit of time away from the game this year, so I’m eager to get back into training, put in some good performances and hopefully challenge for promotion.

"I’ve also spoken to Leon about the club’s ambitions and it really sounds as if it’s going in the right direction.

"We’ve brought in some good lads to add to an already great squad which narrowly missed out last year, so there is no reason why we can’t go the distance this year.

"That’s the target Leon and the club have set us all."

Town director of rugby Les Ashe added: "I first saw Andy play when he was with Walney and they played my Seaton team.

"He’s played at a very good level and is a big, strong handful who will add even more presence and go forward to the squad.

"He is very direct and after a stop-start couple of years he is hungry to help us fulfil our ambitions on getting into the Championship.

"Welcome aboard to Andy and we all look forward to seeing him in the blue and white.’"