Workington sign Barrow Island star

Workington Town have signed highly-rated amateur centre Perry Singleton.

Singleton, 22, joins the club from Barrow Island, where he has enjoyed domestic and international success. He played for the England Community Lions U18’s and recently captained the BARLA Lions Under 23 team on overseas tours.

“When I joined Town, Perry was one of the first on my hit-list,” said new Workington coach Dave Clark.

“He is a fast and strong running centre that can change a game in a moment. I know that other clubs have been chasing him so I’m delighted that he has chosen Town to turn professional. He shows great leadership on the pitch when he plays and I know that he’ll be a real handful for the opposition.”

Singleton added “After talking to Dave Clark and Les Ashe I knew that Town was the right opportunity for me. I liked what they told me about the club’s direction and I think it will be the perfect environment for me. I’ve known Dave Clark for a long time and him being the new coach was the biggest factor in me joining Town. I’ve achieved a lot in the amateur game and I’d like to thank Barrow Island and in particular John Jefferson for everything they’ve done for me. I’m now ready for the challenge in the professional game.’’