Doran signs new deal at Workington

Half-back Jamie Doran has signed a new one-year deal with Workington Town.

The youngster came through the Wigan Warriors Academy and went on to make first team appearances for Shaun Wane’s side, with his debut coming against local rivals St Helens back in 2014.

He found chances hard to come by at the Super League giants and was loaned out to Workington Town in the 2015 campaign, making 27 appearances for the Cumbrian outfit.

Doran has been a fan favourite in the Town side ever since, playing at half-back and hooker.

And he admitted that he is excited to play under the recently appointed head coach Leon Pryce next year as they bid for promotion to the Championship.

“I’m very happy to have re-signed for next season,” said Doran.

“I really enjoyed my rugby this year and though we played some attractive, attacking rugby.

“The lads we’ve signed so far show that we’re looking to build a competitive side and one that’s looking for a successful 2018. I’m really looking forward to helping Leon and the club progress.”

And Town chairman Garry Mounsey revealed that he is a big fan of Doran and is pleased to have him remain at Derwent Park in 2018.

“Jamie showed what an intelligent and creative rugby player he is last season and gave us lots of options in attack,” Mounsey said.

“He was influential across the pitch and his fantastic season was reflected in the number of awards he won at our presentation evening.

“The board is delighted that we have secured his signature for 2018 and we can continue to build a team around his talent.”

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