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Pride at stake

We are now down to the last three weeks of a disastrous season and, although no one at the club has given up hope of avoiding the drop Reds have to attempt to restore some pride in the final six Evo-Stik Premier Division fixtures.

It might lead to safety, in all probability it will not but we are getting to the stage where we start looking for the results of our immediate rivals, Bamber Bridge and Mickleover Sports.

The ‘hard-to-take’ defeat on Tuesday, at the hands of well drilled Mickleover side, was Reds’ twenty first league reverse of a frustrating campaign – the most in the NPL since the ’97-98 campaign.

Reds have a full complement of players available for Saturday’s trip to Witton Albion with Jason Walker returning to the squad after his unavailability on Tuesday.

They will be seeking revenge over 10th placed Albion who will be looking to complete a league double over Reds after a comfortable 2-0 success at Borough Park in February. Will Jones and Anthony Gardner scored the goals in the first meeting but Workington will have to play considerably better on Saturday than they did on that occasion.

Lee Andrews’ side are five points from safety and, on paper, have the toughest run-in of the three bottom clubs.

Bamber Bridge host Scarborough Athletic and Mickleover Sports travel to Nantwich Town in the other key fixtures at the foot of the table.

Venue: Wincham Park, Northwich, CW9 6DA

Kick-off: 3pm

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