Workington sack Leon Pryce

Workington have sacked head coach Leon Pryce with immediate effect.

The former Great Britain and England international came close to achieving promotion to the Championship with Town last season but they lost to Swinton Lions in a play-off series.

Workington currently sit seventh in the League 1 table, having won three and lost three so far in 2019.

On parting ways with Town, Pryce said: “Whilst there is a tinge of disappointment, the last couple of years have been a great learning curve.

“I’ve enjoyed the experience of being thrown in at the deep end as head coach and I’ve enjoyed working with all of the players and coaching staff whom I wish to thank for their unstinting support.

“I believe I leave the club in a much stronger state, especially with a group of committed players who deserve success for the remaining part of the 2019 season.”

Workington chairman Les Smallwood said: “We wish to thank Leon for his hard work and commitment over the last couple of years.

“Leon has been a credit to the club and has raised the profile of Workington Town, who narrowly missed out on promotion last season, especially in the last game against Swinton with a depleted squad.

“Leon has introduced very high levels of professionalism and for that we are grateful.”

Town captain Ollie Wilkes will take charge of the team for this weekend’s trip to Keighley as the club seek a replacement for Pryce.

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