Workington Town have parted company with head coach Leon Pryce today.

A statement from the club said, following discussions between Pryce and the board of Workington Town, it was agreed former England and Great Britain international Pryce is to be relieved of his duties as head coach.

Chairman Les Smallwood said: "We wish to thank Leon for his hard work and commitment over the last couple of years.

"Leon has been a credit to the club and has raised the profile of Workington Town who narrowly missed out on promotion last season, especially in the last game against Swinton with a depleted squad. Leon has introduced very high levels of professionalism and, for that, we are grateful."

And Pryce admitted he was disappointed to go but said he had learned a lot from his time with the club.

He said: "While there is a tinge of disappointment, the last couple of years has been a great learning curve and I've enjoyed the experience of being thrown in at the deep end as head coach, and enjoyed working with all of the players and coaching staff whom I wish to thank for their unstinting support.

"I believe I leave the club in a much stronger state, especially with a group of committed players who deserve success the remaining part of the 2019 season."

Current coaching staff and club captain Ollie Wilkes will take charge of the team for this weekend’s trip to Keighley Cougars.

A decision on the coaching arrangements at the club will be made in due course.