WIDNES Vikings have parted company with head coach Simon Finnigan by mutual consent.

It follows a run of disappointing results with the 38-10 home defeat by Batley being the sixth consecutive loss.

Performance Manager Ryan O’Brien will act as interim head coach while the club search for a replacement.

A club statement tonight read: "We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Simon for his efforts during his time as head coach since joining in November 2020.

"Simon’s efforts as head coach at Widnes Vikings are greatly appreciated, and he leaves with our best wishes for the future.

"The squad has been blighted by injuries in recent weeks, but we recognise that results have not been good enough regardless of the circumstances.

"Performance Manager Ryan O’Brien will be supported by senior players and staff within the Club as interim head coach while the search for a new permanent head coach commences."