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Friday, 22 August 2014

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Forber signs for Town

LEIGH’S leading points scorer last season, Carl Forber, has signed for Workington Town.

The versatile 21-year-old put pen to paper last night and is set to move up to the area within the next couple of weeks.

Forber, who can play at half-back, full-back or loose-forward, will be a great boost to the Town squad with his versatility.

“We are delighted to welcome Carl on board at Workington Town,” said club vice chairman, Mark Fryer.

“He is a very good professional, although he is still very young, he is extremely mature and it has been a real boost for the club to have him sign.

“He has strong links with the Lunt brothers and he will complement the players we already have at the club.”

Forber started his rugby league career with Super League outfit St Helens, signing as a youngster for their academy side from Thatto Heath Crusaders.

After only making one first team appearance he joined NL1 outfit Leigh in August last year to get more regular football.

And he went on to score eight tries and 21 goals for them in his 17 appearances, for a total of 74 points. That included a touchdown in Leigh’s 32-22 defeat at the hands of Haven at the Recreation Ground back in June.

“He was Leigh’s top points scorer last season and he played in only half of their games which is a good sign,” added Fryer.

“He is moving to the area which is a big step for a young lad to take and that is why the deal had to be right for both Carl and his family.

“I know that he is really excited to get on board and begin working with us.”

Workington had been watching the youngster closely, and have beaten off competition from other leading clubs to get his signature.

and add to their growing squad, ready for the start of the Northern Rail Cup campaign in February.

Coach Ged Stokes arrives back in the UK this week and training will begin in earnest at the start of December.

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