Workington Town head coach Chris Thorman has sung the praises of loan star Declan O’Donnell for his performances in the side in recent weeks.

O’Donnell was cleared to play in Sunday’s win against Keighley Cougars after being sent off in Town’s previous game against London Skolars.

And it proved to be a boost for Town as he ran in for a try and put in a commanding performance as a pivot at Derwent Park.

Thorman said: “I thought Dec O’Donnell did a really good job in the halves when he came on.

“He’s becoming a real asset for us whether he plays nine, loose forward or in the halves.

“You know he can play as a middle and front rower as well so he’s been a decent acquisition for us.

“And with the injuries we will just have to assess and see where we are.”

Workington have a chance to recharge their batteries this weekend ahead of the final run-in but Thorman is keen to see his side maintain their momentum by training hard and keeping standards high in their preparations.

“Now we have to train consistently, we don’t have a game this weekend but we will get some decent training into us,” he said.

“Sometimes when you have a weekend off you can drop off a bit but right now we have a bit of momentum and we don’t want to lose that.”

The Town boss will also hope that the lack of a game this weekend means Carl Forber and Tom Curwen will be able to recover and get back to full fitness for Town’s return to action in the derby game against Whitehaven at the Recreation Ground on August 4.

“Carl had done his AC joint in his shoulder,” he said.

“He doesn’t often stay down, so we will have to see how that settles, and Tom has an ankle injury he’s been carrying for a while.”