MATCH PREVIEW: End of an era

Workington’s players, officials and supporters will bid a fond farewell to Dan Wordsworth on Saturday as the talismanic defender brings to an end his distinguished Reds career.

He will hobble onto the Borough Park pitch for one last time as Reds host Gainsborough Trinity in NPL Premier (3pm).

Goose will be fully focused, as ever, with the team hoping to return to winning ways after two defeats and a draw in their last three outings.

He knows it will be an emotional day for him and the Workington supporters but has emphasised that the attention is on the team, rather than one special individual.

Trinity have endured a tough start to the season, currently occupy 17th position and a neutral would probably describe their record, so far, as: good at home, poor on the road.

They have been regular visitors to Borough Park since 1978 and this will be their 21st visit to west Cumbria.  Their record is good on our patch winning seven times compared to the six victories Workington have recorded.

The worst of the weather has avoided CA14 and the pitch was in excellent condition on Friday afternoon.

Danny Grainger will be shuffling through the pack once again as injuries, and unavailability, restrict his options.  The central defensive pairings have been changed eight times this season, that may become nine this weekend, with the irony not lost that Wordsworth has been the most consistent individual in all of those permutations.

Dan Wordsworth – Appearances & Goals 

Competition Appearances Goals 
League 275+31 14 
FA Cup 21+2 
FA Trophy 25+1 
League Cups 1+3 
Cumberland Cup  
Friendlies 59+7 
Total 389+44 22 

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