MATCH PREVIEW: The wait is finally over

Reds fans have been eagerly awaiting the trip to Macclesfield since the fixtures were released in July.

The NPL West Division game should have been played last month but the re-arranged fixture now goes ahead on Tuesday at the Stadium (7.45pm).  and the top v. 2nd clash will be played before an expected 3,000 plus attendance.

Workington were considered underdogs before the weekend’s events but a change of manager at Macclesfield means that the hosts will be even more of a hurdle for Reds to negotiate.

Dave McNabb has been appointed the new Macc boss following Danny Whitaker’s dismissal on Saturday evening with Tim Lees the new assistant.  The former Warrington Rylands manager goes into the job aware of the pressure to succeed but has had a good grounding in the non-league game and knows what is required to get out of this division.

Danny Grainger, meanwhile, will be without at least one player from Saturday’s squad with others hoping to get away from work in time to board the coach for an early afternoon departure.

This will be a first ever meeting against the ‘new’ Macclesfield who will remain top of the table regardless of the outcome.  They are currently three points ahead of Reds, having played a game less, but have an impressive goal difference of twenty-two.

It is thirty-five years since Workington visited the London Road ground, then known as Moss Rose, with Billy Gilmour the last Reds player to score there. 

Workington have played on the ground a dozen times, recording two wins, four draws and six defeats.

About one hundred Reds fans will make the journey to Cheshire but they are warned of potential delays on the A66 and M6.

Postcode: SK11 7SP

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