Widnes Vikings kick off their return to the DCBL stadium against newly promoted Workington Town on Sunday (3pm) in celebration of former player Liam Walsh’s life.

Walsh was a product of the club’s academy, working his way through every stage of the system and gaining international honours before realising his dream of representing his hometown club.

For the first competitive game since his passing, season ticket holders can buy an additional ticket for £1.

The event will look to bring the community together and build on the support from last weekend’s fixture.

Speaking about the ‘One for Walshy’ event, coach Simon Finnigan added: “It’s an important round and we want it to be a big occasion.

“We’ll put a performance on for him.”

Returning player Ryan Ince scored four tries against the Broncos with good performances from a number of Vikings’ debutants.

Captain Jack Owens was forced out due to pre-game injury and will miss Sunday’s match.

This weekend will also see Workington’s top try scorer last season Brad Holroyd face his former side in Widnes colours.

Finnigan praised the travelling Vikings fans and added that his side looked very professional in their first run out.

He added: “We struggled a bit last season in places where you should go and win, and we did that today.

“There were obviously areas that we weren’t so good at and that we will need to fix up going into next week.”