Leon Pryce wants attention away from him as Workington face his hometown club Bradford

Workington coach Leon Pryce wants all of the attention to be on the players rather than him as they travel to his old club Bradford in the League 1 promotion final.

Town face the Bulls at Odsal on Sunday (3pm), with the winner gaining promotion to the Championship and the loser facing Swinton Lions the week later to see who takes the final spot in the second tier in 2019.

Pryce was born and raised in Bradford and went on to play 215 games in two spells for the club, but Pryce doesn’t want the attention to be on him this week.

He told loverugbyleague.com: “It’s a nice story for the media but I wish the attention and the credit would be on the players.

“I know it’ll be on me because it is my old club but I’ve had enough headlines in my career and I want it to be about the boys. I want it to be about the likes of Jamie Doran, Carl Forber and Sean Penkywicz – the lads who deserve a bit of exposure.

“I’ve had enough exposure in my career and if the boys put in these big performances then I want it to be about them and not about me.”

Pryce heaped praise on Workington captain Oliver Wilkes, with the 38-year-old having had a big influence on the League 1 side.

He added: “He’s been probably my biggest player this year.

“He’s been my captain and he’s shown his experience at times when we’ve been down in games.

“He’s lifted us and led us in nearly every game he’s played. I rested him last week and I think it did him the world of good and he did well against Doncaster.”

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