Lewis Brown will be wearing the blue and white colours of his hometown club Workington Town next season after signing on the dotted line.

The former Whitehaven and Salford forward has agreed a deal to bring him to Derwent Park for the 2021 League One season.

And he says he is looking forward to making an impression in Chris Thorman’s squad.

“I’m just looking forward to getting back into playing and doing it for my hometown, so I won’t be getting as much stick,” said Brown.

“It’s a new club and challenge so I’m excited to get started and stuck in.”

Brown moved away with work last year but is now back in the area and Thorman was keen to add him to the ranks.

Thorman said: “This is another signing that highlights the importance we place on recruiting the best local young talent.

“Lewis has had a little bit of time out of the game, but before that spent time at Salford and Whitehaven.

“He is refreshed and looking forward to the challenge ahead and I’m excited to watch him challenge for a position in the team.”

Brown began his rugby league journey with his home village club Seaton Rangers at Under-7s level and he went to Salford as a 15-year-old and played for the Under-16s the Under-19s. He returned to Cumbria to join Haven in 2017 before leaving two years later due to work commitments.