Workington Town boss Chris Thorman believes it is exciting times for the club as he gets to grips with his new role.

After a superbly fought out victory in the 1895 Cup over Hunslet, Thorman’s rein got off to the best possible start.

Some players missed out at the weekend through injury and family commitments, but with players hopefully starting to return, Thorman will have an improved squad to choose from in the near future and they are all committed to the Town cause.

“These are exciting times. We’ve still got a lot of hard work to do, but I’m a proud coach,” he said. “We have to keep our feet on the ground, take it a day at a time, put in good days in training and that in turn will make for a good performance on match-day.

“I’m really pleased, and glad to get the win. It’s a performance industry. It’s a nice habit to get into, and it will do their confidence the world of good.”

Town have now been drawn against Leigh Centurions, away from home in the second round of the competition.

The only downside to Saturday’s victory was an injury to the strong-running Perry Singleton but Thorman believes he will be okay.

“Perry Singleton had to come off with a groin strain but it was mainly precautionary,” he added. “We’ll have to assess it but he’s tough, you know what you’re going to get from a Singleton.”

Ahead of the game, Thorman spoke about what he wanted from his side and he was happy after the 80 minutes.

“I outlined a couple of my philosophies on Thursday night. I can’t change too much in the limited time I’ve had with them, so we just talked about turning up for each other.

“It’s a game of percentages, you control the ball, show some good attitude in defence, and you’ll generally come out on top. I’ve spoken about some specifics, in attack and defence, and about a good attitude, and that’s what I got.”