WORK to restore the Wilderspool scoreboard will begin exactly 14 years on from the final whistle of the last game to be played at the old stadium.

Efforts to recreate the scoreboard from Warrington Wolves' former home will commence on Thursday, September 21, at 4.40pm.

On that date and at that time in 2003 the final whistle was blown following the last Super League match at Wilderspool, with the Wire beating Wakefield Trinity 52-12.

Elements of the scoreboard were salvaged when they stadium was demolished in 2014.

Neil Kelly, director of the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation, said: "It's nice to have it on September 21, 14 years on, and we'll actually start the work at 4.40pm.

"We've got all the old parts to the scoreboard, including the clock, the numbers and some of the nameplates.

"However, the front framework needs to be rebuild so we will have to put a new steel framework together with a protective film across it.

"The old sponsorship boards will have to be re-done as well, but everything else will be the old working parts of the scoreboard."

Wire fans crowdfunded more than £6,000 in order to see the scoreboard brought back to life.

The Mayor of Warrington Cllr Les Morgan, a former welder, will have the honour of beginning the restoration process at Total Steelwork and Fabrications on Dallam Lane.

Paul Cullen, who coached the team for the last match at Wilderspool, and long-serving forward Ben Westwood, who was in the starting lineup on the wing, will also be in attendance.

Where the scoreboard will be sited upon completion of the restoration has not yet been finalised.

Neil added: "The town and the supporters obviously remember the iconic scoreboard and want it to be out there on public display.

"They want to see it come back and to protect the rich history we have in this town.

"We want to thank everybody for their support and getting behind the project.

"Hopefully we can make it into something that the town will be proud of."