WORKINGTON TOWN chairman Graeme Peers has given his thoughts on the season so far, as he looks ahead to this weekend's home game.

Town had a great Easter weekend, beating Newcastle Thunder 48-18 at the Thunder's home stadium on March 30.

And it's a win the chairman was proud of, in a league he and the rest of the club appreciate will be a tough one this season.

Mr Peers said: "It was very important to get up and running in the league against Newcastle Thunder and eradicate some of the points deficit incurred in the first two rounds.

"However we found Newcastle to be well up for the game and it was good to see the team react well to being behind at half time and to set some standards in the second half.

"To 'nil' any team in any half is a good sign and with 36 unanswered points it showed what we can do when we control the ball.

"I feel the league is going to be very tight in and around the playoffs and points difference could be a huge factor when determining league position. Teams will pick each other off at different times depending on squad strength and injuries."

Mr Peers says the club is striving to be better and hinted at the arrival of more players to drive performance through the year.

He said: "For us, we have the coaching team, set up and staff to enable continued improvement. The club is striving as a whole to be better and we have shown many good signs over the 1895/ Challenge cup rounds and can certainly score points.

"We're good on the eye and a good side to watch and that was really evident second half, the challenge is for us is to put that strong attack and defence together for the full 80.

"I'm very confident we will as we have a good squad and it's going to be even better with the arrival of the overseas players, adding even more. Competition for places is always a huge factor in driving performance."

Town take on Rochdale Hornets at The Fibrus Community Stadium this Sunday, April 7 at 3pm, with Mr Peers encouraging everyone to come down and get behind the team.

He said: "We need all our supporters and backers to keep getting down to the Fibrus Community Stadium, keep encouraging fans who don't always attend every week to get down and really get behind their local club.

"We are working hard across the club to improve fan experience, bring in partners and create a strong product on the pitch.

"We need our community and the sporting fanbase to get behind us, we price as fairly and affordable as possible but the biggest difference is when we all combine together to get behind what we are doing at Workington Town."