Workington seal Sammut deal

Workington Town have finally won the race to sign halfback Jarrod Sammut.

Sammut’s future has been the subject of intense speculation with a number of Championship clubs, namely Dewsbury and Bradford Bulls, thought to have been interested in his services.

However, Sammut has turned down the other offers to remain at the Cumbrian club, a deal that was first reported on earlier this month.

28-year-old Sammut originally joined Workington on a short-term basis following his departure from Wakefield midway through last season, going on to make 12 appearances.

It is a move that represents a huge coup for Town and draws an end to a transfer saga that has rumbled on for a number of months.

Club director Gary McFarland said: “Jarrod signing for the club on a permanent basis is a huge fillip for all at the club. As a board we have worked really hard to make this deal happen and reward our loyal fans in the face of interest from rival clubs.

“That Jarrod has signed for us is an endorsement of the direction that we as a club are heading in, and a sign of intent by the club going into the 2016 season. We believe this is the most significant signing the club has made in its recent history. Everyone at the club is now looking forward to the season ahead”