Free-scoring winger Dave Thompson admitted he couldn't see himself playing anywhere other than at Whitehaven – as he signed a new deal with the club.

Thompson, who has been at the Recreation Ground since 2017, has committed himself to aiding Haven in their tilt at the Betfred Championship in 2021 after putting pen to paper on a one-year deal.

He is the latest member to agree new terms with Gary Charlton's squad and he is looking forward to getting back into action after the enforced absence due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"I am really happy to have signed for another year at Whitehaven. I didn’t see myself at anywhere else other than Whitehaven to be honest," sid Thompson.

"I know that I have a lot more to give and people will see that soon enough.

"I am really excited about the season ahead, looking forward to getting stuck back into training with all the lads.

"It’s been a rough road these past few months with everything that’s going on but we have built a very strong and talented squad in the meantime for the season and I am really looking forward to starting back up again.”

Thompson initially joined Haven on loan from Leigh Centurions in 2017. The former Hull KR and Leigh winger, who played for both clubs in the Super League, then went on to join the club on a permanent deal later that season.

He made his debut for Whitehaven in a 27-10 win away to South Wales Ironmen on March 5, 2017.

And he has gone on to become a regular in the Haven team playing 67 games and scoring 31 tries.

Haven assistant coach, Scott McAvoy, was delighted that he was staying with the squad.

He said: “Dave is an important signing for the club. He’s an excellent finisher and one of the strongest ball carriers in the league.”