Two former Carlisle United players will face each other for the first time as managerial opponents when Reds travel to Yorkshire for their long-awaited return to league action.
Andy Welsh was recently appointed Guiseley’s new manager and his first game at Nethermoor will be against Danny Grainger’s Workington.
It will be the second of five consecutive away games for Reds.
The League table, our away results this term and the history books all suggest this will be a mighty tough fixture as Reds resume their NPL Premier Division programme after nearly three weeks without a competitive game.
They haven’t been to Dubai for a break or out in Portugal for warm weather training but have attended more sessions than normal and managed to get a hastily arranged ‘bounce’ game played last week.
Guiseley are currently 7th in the table with 23 points whilst Reds have slipped to 14th after their spell of inactivity. But Reds may take heart from the fact that their only away win on the road, to date, was at nearby Bradford Park Avenue.
It will be Workington’s twelfth visit to Nethermoor and, apart from three draws and a solitary win nineteen years ago, it hasn’t been a happy hunting ground overall. We have never kept a clean sheet there, conceded six on two occasions and lost seven times including our most recent visit ten years ago.
Boosting the numbers this week-end will be another loan recruit with Dannen Francis linking up with the squad from Blackpool on a loan arrangement.
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Concession – £8
U18 – £5
Accompanied U11 – £1
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