WORKINGTON Town has announced Chris Thorman has extended his contract until the end of 2024.

While he had signed a three-year deal in 2019, he lost a year of implementing his plans due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, he has agreed to stay on and will be at the helm for the next four seasons.

He said: "I'm really happy to extend for a further two years beyond my initial deal.

"I'm happy and content here, I love being part of the Town community and I want to continue to help mould the club's future. 2020 feels like unfinished business and I want to continue with everything that we'd planned.

"The board has been really supportive and made my job a lot easier so I'd like to give them a lot of credit for my decision. I've also got an eye on the new stadium and everything that's planned here in Workington.

"We're a town and a club on the up and the stadium will help with sponsors, new fans and attracting players to the club. I'm really happy to stay - these are exciting times."

Town director Tom McKeating said: "We’re delighted that Chris has reaffirmed his commitment to Workington Town. We share an ambitious vision for the club, its role in our community, and for the future of Rugby League. To deliver on that, its important that the club is building for the long-term and investing sensibly and sustainably. We’ve made big steps in transforming all areas of the club over the last eighteen months - despite the Covid circumstances - and Chris’s leadership will continue to be key to getting us where we want to be.”