MATCH PREVIEW: Final home game of the year

Record breaking Reds will host the Reds of Ilkeston on Saturday (3pm) in the final home game of the year.

There is no guarantee that Reds will extend their sequence of draws to seven matches, but the one certainty is that Danny Grainger will have to make changes to the squad with injuries the main concern following Tuesdayโ€™s goalless ninety minutes against Macclesfield.

Conor Tinnion and Finlay Wallbank were two of several players who limped from the field in midweek and they will probably be sidelined until the New Year.

Steven Rigg will be able to resume following his rather bizarre two game ban and another loan player is expected to join the squad for the fixtures over the Festive period.

Ilkeston have won two, lost two and drawn two whilst Reds have been piecing together the DDDDDD sequence. They are currently 9th in the table having won ten and lost nine of their twenty-two matches played so far.

Reds, unbeaten in seven or without a win in six, remain in 14th position with 28 points in the bag.

Back in August, we suffered a 6-1 thumping at the New Manor Ground and that was after winning on our previous four visits to Derbyshire. In nine league meetings, so far, Workington have won seven times, Ilkeston have won once with one match drawn.

But Ilkeston have won at Borough Park before โ€“ a League Cup tie here in 2004 and the play-off semi at the end of โ€™14-15 campaign.

  • If you are still looking for a few stocking fillers for the Reds fan in your life, a visit to the club shop (inside the Tony Hopper Bar) may help with those last-minute presents.


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