Championship Preview: Workington v Sheffield

Workington Town coach Gary Charlton hopes to be boosted by the return of up to three players for Sunday’s game with Kingstone Press Championship champions Sheffield Eagles.

Kris Coward and Marc Shackley will definitely be involved, while Charlton is also hopeful that Jason Mossop can prove his fitness in training after an ankle ligament problem.

He hopes their combined knowledge will help Town become more clinical after claiming just one win from their first three games of the season.

Charlton said: “We’ve got to learn to take our chances when they come around, because we’ll get fewer opportunities in this division than we’re used to.

“Everything you work for and earn, you’ve got to take – and that’ll be exactly the same against Sheffield.”

Eagles coach Mark Aston is aiming to back up last week’s 52-20 win at Swinton, in which Peter Green starred to earn the Premier Sports Player of the Week award, with a third win of the season when Sheffield travel to Workington on Sunday.

Patch Walker looks set for a recall after watching the Swinton fixture alongside Aston.

But Dane McDonald is unlikely to feature again this season, having returned to Australia following a shoulder operation.

Joe Hirst (broken hand) and Scott Turner (ankle ligaments) are also missing from Aston’s squad this week, with Nev Morrison likely to replace Turner.

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