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Leon Pryce and Workington Town part company

Super League great Leon Pryce has left his position as Workington Town head coach.

The 37-year-old took charge of the Cumbrian outfit in October 2017 and nearly guided them to promotion in his first full season in charge.

But Workington have endured a inconsistent start to the new campaign winning only three of their six league matches.

Club captain Ollie Wilkes will take temporary charge of the side for this week’s match against Keighley while the board look for a long-term replacement.

Speaking to the Workington Town website, Pryce said: “Whilst there is a tinge of disappointment, the last couple of years has been a great learning curve and I’ve enjoyed the experience of being thrown in at the deep end as Head Coach and 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 the remaining part of the 2019 season.”

Chairman Les Smallwood added: “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.”

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