Workington Town powerhouse Fuifui Moimoi will be back in contention for this weekend’s trip to promotion rivals Hunslet.

Town travel to West Yorkshire on Sunday (3pm kick-off) looking to finish as high up the table as possible and carry momentum into the play-offs.

They were dealt a blow in midweek when captain Ollie Wilkes announced his surprise retirement from rugby league. But head coach Chris Thorman, who said he was saddened by Wilkes’ decision to exit the sport, will be able to call on Moimoi again as he looks to guide his side to a fourth win in five games.

The extended break since Town’s last game – against West Wales Raiders on August 11 – has allowed the experienced star to recover from a hamstring strain and add to Thorman’s options this weekend.

“Fui is the main one,” Thorman said. “He’s had a good three of four weeks off now so he’s raring to go. He’s trained last week and this week.”

Thorman admitted he has mixed feelings about whether the three-week wait to return to the field has been a help or a hindrance but he hopes his side will be able to pick up where they left off after an unbeaten run of four games before the break.

He said: “Momentum is a big thing in sport but at the same time we’ve only got a small squad and everybody is aware of the injury situation this season so it was probably a good time to give the boys a bit of a rest and the opportunity to recharge.”