Reds will be hoping the slight rise in temperatures over the last couple of days will be sufficient to get the Seel Park pitch playable for Tuesday evening’s important NPL West Division encounter against Mossley.
This will be the second attempt to play the fixture which was originally postponed the week before Christmas.
Workington weren’t due to play at the weekend but didn’t lose any ground in the competitive West Division because all nine scheduled fixtures were postponed. They remain in 3rd position ahead of the encounter versus 5th placed Mossley, who are currently five points behind Danny Grainger’s team.
Mossley will be hoping to complete a league double, though, having won at Borough Park on the opening day of the season on a boiling hot afternoon. A mistake in the 96th minute led to Oumar Camara rolling the ball into the vacant net for a very late winner.
It was Grainger’s second reverse against Mossley, the first was back in September, 2019 when a 2-0 defeat became the first league loss of his managerial career.
David Fish’s Lilywhites have an impressive home record this term with just the one defeat suffered (0-2 v. Leek Town). They have obtained 21 points from a possible 30 on home soil plus 18 on the road via five wins and three draws.
Reds have obtained 21 points at home so far compared to 23 on the road.
It will be the fortieth competitive meeting between the clubs with Mossley just shading the honours, they have won nineteen times, Reds have done so on sixteen occasions with just four draws in the series so far.