David Woods joins Methley Royals

Former Castleford Tigers and Gateshead Thunder coach David Woods has confirmed that he will team up with the CMS Yorkshire League Unison Division Two title hopefuls, pending his return to the professional ranks following his controversial sacking by Gateshead - whom he steered from the bottom of the Co-operative National League Two to the top of the table - before Christmas.

Woods, who will act in an advisory capacity alongside caretaker coaches Terry Crosthwaite and Ernie Skerrett, will travel from his home in the north east to take training on Thursday evening (22 January).

Methley, who accept that Woods