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Workington Town Preview

Bears Richie Hughes hopes to be back in action

Bears Richie Hughes hopes to be back in action

Match Preview

Coventry Bears v Workington Town RLFC

This Sunday, Coventry Bears will be entertaining Workington Town RLFC at the Butts Park Arena in a Kingstone Press League 1 fixture.

Workington will be making the long trip down from Cumbria looking to improve on the form which has seen only one win in the last four games.

Workington were relegated from the Championship last season, a bitter blow for a club which hashad its share of highs and lows since it was founded as a semi-professional club in 1944.

They had been expected to be amongst the favourites for promotion this year, but Toronto are taking the league by storm, with their Cumbrian rivals Barrow and Whitehavendoing their utmost to keep up.

Indeed, Workington are in sixth place on the same number of points as Keighley, Hunslet and Newcastle.

Bears meanwhile suffered a real disappointment last week losing out to South Wales Ironmen away from home in the last minute.

Morale in the Bears camp remains high and a good crowd is expected on Sunday, bolstered by the number of youngsters taking part in the Rugby League Development Day’s activities before the game.

The Bears are still the newest English club in the professional Rugby League set up, and while they have proved themselves able to beat other new clubs, have yet to beat a traditional team from the North of England.

So, facing a team that hasn’t lived upto expectations and whowill not be in the best state after three and a half hours on the M6, could the Bears reach another landmark in their development in front of a partisan Coventry side on Sunday?

Sunday 25th June

Kickoff 3pm at Butts Park Arena

19 Man SQUAD

Alex Beddows

Billy Gaylor

Brad Delaney

Brad Brennan (On loan from Barrow Raiders)

Chris Barratt

Charlie Omara

Elliot Hall (New signing from Loughborough University)

Harry Chapman

Hayden Freeman

Liam Thompson (Loan from York City Knights)

Matt Reid

Mikey Russell

Jason Bass

Jamahl Hunte

James Geurtjens

Jack Morrison

Kieran Sherratt

Paddy Jones (On loan from Rochdale Hornets)

Richie Hughes

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