Keeping Workington Reds in the Northern Premier League’s top flight is massive for every player at the club says skipper Gari Rowntree.

The home-grown left-back says everyone in the squad is determined to fight for points to the end of the season to claw their way out of the relegation dogfight.

And that fight begins again tomorrow when Reds head to bottom of the table North Ferriby United, looking for a third win on the trot.

“Everyone wants to fight for points,” said Rowntree. “I’ve been at this club for a long time but so have a lot of the lads and it means a lot to them.

“We are a really close bunch so this is massive for all of us.

“There is only us that can do the job and get the points from each match, so it is down to us now.

“We have games in hand so we are just taking it week by week. All the lads know the position we are in and how big each and every game is.

“In the last few seasons we have been up there at the top but that’s fooptball and it can change quickly but so can this league table.”

Reds have brought in a sprinkling of new players over the past couple of weeks and Rowntree admitted that had also boosted the side.

“Fresh faces always help,” he added. “ We didn’t have the biggest squad so it helps there but it also lifts the lads. We now change the team up so it can sharpen people up.

“Also the lads that have come in are experienced which will really help us in this situation.”

Rowntree admitted the long trip to North Ferriby would be another challenge for the squad tomorrow as they seek to keep bringing the points home.

He added: “They are in a very similar position to us so it will be a difficult game, especially as it is another long journey, the same as last week was.

“They will probably set off sharp as they are at home but we have everyone fit and ready to play and we know it is a huge game. Obviously we have had a couple of wins so that has boosted everyone’s confidence.”