MATCH PREVIEW: North End head for the North West

Workington are back in action on Saturday and will host Glossop North End in NPL West Division action at Borough Park (3pm).

It will be the second league meeting of the season, Reds having already won at Surrey Street back in October.

Probably a little known fact but the teams have met more times in the FA Trophy than in league action.  Previously, we have played each other five times in the Trophy, twice in the North West Counties League and the one, so far, meeting in the NPL.

Reds emerged 3-1 winners at Glossop thanks to a couple of Conor Tinnion goals and a Steven Rigg penalty but only after the hosts had established a half time lead thanks to a Sam Barratt wonder strike.  That was our fourth win in the series, North End have won once (back in 1986) with the other three encounters resulting as draws.

Despite an impressive unbeaten run of late, Glossop languish in 14th position with twenty three points from twenty two games.  Reds go into the game second in the table but four points behind Marine.

It will be an emotional afternoon for Chris Willcock who spent four successful years at Glossop, overseeing a very successful era for the Derbyshire club. Reds will be monitoring the injury situation and those with Covid related issues but Scott Fenwick trained with the squad on Thursday.

Scott Fenwick will be available to play against the Hillmen as his International Clearance came through on Friday morning.

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