Workington have ten matches to save a disastrous season and the run-in starts with the toughest game of all – a visit from title challengers South Shields.
Currently third in the table, the Mariners are 41 points better off than Reds with seventeen clubs separating them in the Evo-Stik Premier Division table.
Reds ended 2018 with a 4-1 defeat in the north east and Saturday’s return (3pm) will be every bit as difficult.
The squad have trained well this week, good numbers and plenty of spirit, and Lee Andrews has a few selection options.
Dan Carmichael is the main fitness concern and is rated 50/50 for a return while Dan Wordsworth will serve the final game of his suspension.
And Scott Allison will make a big step towards recovery as he is named in the sixteen for the first time in two months.
With a decent following travelling from the north east, Reds are keeping one eye on the weather and hoping, for once, that Mother Nature doesn’t spoil match-day at Borough Park.