Experienced Haven back Jason Mossop is looking forward to linking up with former colleagues during next year’s League One campaign.

New coaches Gary Charlton and Jonty Gorley have both worked with Mossop at Workington Town.

Mossop, who recently signed a two year deal at the Recreation Ground, said: “I know what’s expected with Charlo, Jonty and Macca [Scott McAvoy].

“I worked with Charlo for a few years at Workington, he’s a bit more old school, he knows what it’s like physically and he’s still got his brain in the game.

“Jonty brings a lot of knowledge and Macca has shown what he can do, he’s still a quality player.

“I’m looking forward to pre- season, it’ll be a tough few weeks and then you can start enjoying your rugby once you’re in better condition.”

Mossop ended an 11-year spell at Workington to join Haven before last season and was a key part of Carl Forster’s squad, which narrowly missed out on a place in the play-offs.

He said: “I really enjoyed last year, Foz [Carl Forster] contacted me about coming down and I enjoyed the move. Obviously there were ups and downs like you get at any club, but it was a great set of lads so it was an easy decision to re-sign.”

Workington missed out on promotion when they lost to Swinton Lions on Sunday, so will once again face Haven in League One next year.

“All players want to play in those games,” said Mossop. “It was gutting for the lads at Workington, maybe it was one game too many.

“The RFL made the decision to play the game late and cut Workington short, with players missing. But Swinton were in the same boat.

“The RFL decision left both clubs understrength.”

Looking ahead to 2019, Mossop highlighted Newcastle Thunder as an early favourite for promotion.

Irish international Liam Finn has joined the north east club from Super League side Wakefield Trinity, while Batley’s Alex Rowe has also been announced.

Mossop said: “Newcastle have been throwing a lot of money around and recruiting really well. I know Payney [Jason Payne], their coach, and he knows what he wants and he’s got a backer to support him.

“They’ve just signed Alex Rowe, who has a lot of experience, and signing Liam Finn shows their ambition.”