Rising star Matty Henson is already surpassing expectations at Workington Town in his debut campaign.

The former Egremont Rangers amateur has shone on the pitch, wrapping up the scoring in Town's latest win with a late try right beneath the sticks.

And boss Chris Thorman said the hooker had impressed in his early performances in a Town shirt.

“Matty's probably exceeded expectations because he’s had a genuine impact anytime he comes off the bench," Thorman said.

“We are pleased with Matty; he’s a real impact player, he’s dynamic out in dummy half and his defence is improving every week as well.

“I think Matty’s going great at the minute.”

However, despite the 34-20 against Keighley, the Town boss thinks his squad have more to offer ahead of their away match at Coventry on Sunday.

Speaking about their last game, Thorman said: “We’re sitting pretty

and the league table looks nice enough but, as a group, we’re not quite satisfied with the performance at the minute. We know we have still got a bit of work to do.

“I’ve got exactly the same opinion as I did after the game on Sunday; I thought that we were just alright.

“We set some standards in pre-season that, for me personally, we have not quite put into practice.

“That’s a little bit to do with our goal-line defence and a little bit how we’re not quite respecting the ball enough. It’s probably a combination of a couple of things.”

The head coach said that the squad are working on those two elements ahead of this weekend's clash.

Town head to Coventry on Sunday for their sixth game of the season.

Kick-off will be 3pm.