Workington Town coach Chris Thorman says he is definitely on the lookout for more recruits as he looks to turn the team’s fortunes around.

Thorman insists Town need more strength in depth, especially in their outside backs, as they look to make an assault on League One this term.

The new boss, who only took the reins a few weeks ago, admitted that with several key players still injured, some new faces would be very welcome.

“We are definitely on the lookout,” Thorman confirmed. “Potentially, I am still into Huddersfield about the dual-registration agreement as we haven’t had a dual-reg player for the past three weeks.

“But they have their own injuries and only named a squad of 18 for their victory over Hull KR last Friday. But I have to do what’s best for Workington Town now and not Huddersfield Giants.

“We need to figure that out going forward and are always on the lookout, especially for some outside backs at the minute to just have a bit more strength in depth.”

Town introduced Russ Bolton into the side on trial in the win against Hunslet on Sunday and Thorman was pleased at how he slotted in on the wing.

“He’s pretty good, he’s trained a few times and I’ve said openly that we need to strengthen our outside backs.

“I think we don’t have a great deal of pace and quality in depth, especially because at the minute were missing Tyllar Mellor, Perry Singleton and Elliot Miller who would all be a shoe-in for a starting spot in this team.

“The fact that we’re missing those, along with our captain Oliver Wilkes, we showed a fair effort against Hunslet.”

Thorman has had a tough start to his Workington career with the side suffering through the injuries but he says there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Workington have a free weekend coming up before they travel to take on Leigh Centurions the following week in the 1895 Cup.

But Thorman said he is hopeful that some of his injured stars may return for the visit of Coventry Bears to Derwent Park, in the league on June 16.

“All four won’t be back for the Leigh game but again we haven’t prioritised the Leigh game in the cup,” sad Thorman. “But you never know that gives them three weeks before we play a league game to get right.

“Tyllar and Ollie are soft tissue hamstring injuries so you never know and even Perry again is soft tissue as well so we will have to see how they respond to treatment in the next couple of weeks and fingers crossed we might have a couple more back.”