MATCH PREVIEW: Back on the road

Reds are back on the road on Saturday, travelling to Glossop North End for their NPL West Division encounter (3pm).

After the high-profile fixture at Macclesfield in midweek, where Reds’ seven match unbeaten run came to an abrupt halt, Danny Grainger will be hoping the squad can bounce back at Surrey Street.

That won’t be easy, of course, with Stuart Mellish having more influence on North End this term.  They are a much better outfit than last season when they finished 17th with 44 points.  So far, they have won five, lost five and drawn on three occasions with 18 points lifting them up to 9th position.   

Reds may come up against Ekow Coker who started the season at Borough Park, making four appearances (and scoring one goal) before returning to Glossop.

Both squads have a Sam Smith in their ranks but the Reds’ version may not feature after being forced off at Macclesfield through injury.  Reuben Jerome and Bobby Carroll also retired early on Tuesday so the squad could be without three key players for this 9th v. 4th contest.

Both games last season went in Workington’s favour, with Reds winning 3-1 in Derbyshire and 5-1 in the return at Borough Park.  This will be the tenth meeting between the clubs, the fifth in the League, with the other five encounters in the FA Trophy.  We have been unbeaten in the last seven matches, in league and cup, four of which have been played at Surrey Street.

Postcode: SK13 8GG

Admission: Adult – £10, Concession – £6, U16s – £2

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