Championship: Workington sign young Warrington full-back

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Championship side Workington Town have announced the signing of full-back Luke Broadbent on a month’s loan from Super League side Warrington.

Broadbent has been signed after Workington were left without a recognised full-back. Oscar Thomas has picked up an injury, while Lee Postlethawaite has been stood down after a failed Head Injury Assessment.

That led Workington into the market, and have now signed the Cumbrian-born full-back.

Broadbent played for Walney Central in his youth, and was picked up by Warrington, signing professional forms with the club at the age of 16.

He is also the son of Gary Broadbent. He enjoyed a 17-year career playing for Widnes, Salford, Whitehaven and Barrow.


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Workington will face Bradford on Saturday as they continue their search for their first win of the season in the Championship.

They have managed a win this season, against Dewsbury in the Challenge Cup. Although, they would fall in the next round against Cumbrian rivals Barrow.

Town and London are currently the only teams in the Championship not to register a win so far. Bradford Head Coach John Kear believes Workington’s first win is not too far away.

He told Bulls TV: “They beat Dewsbury in the cup, which we watched and they were very good in that game. They pushed Barrow all the way as well. We know full well to what to expect and that their first league win isn’t far away- we need to make sure that it’s not against us this week.

“We also know what a difficult place it can be from when we were in League One. The two defeats against Workington cost us the Championship. They will be respected, and we know we need to be good to beat them.”

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