Workington Reds face the first of 10 cup finals tomorrow as they look to claw their way out of relegation trouble.

Reds host North Ferriby United at Borough Park tomorrow (3pm ko) looking for three vital points which would edge them closer to safety after a run of three defeats in a row and five in six games.

They are languishing in the relegation zone and six points from safety, with time running out if they are to save their season with a run to safety but tomorrow’s game presents a welcome opportunity to pick up a win against the only side left below them in the table.

With 10 games left, assistant boss Steven Rudd has called for the players to realise the gravity of the situation they find themselves in and pull together over the rest of the campaign to ensure survival in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

“I think it’s about time some of them realised that we’re in a relegation battle,” he said.

“There are 10 games left and that number is getting smaller.

“Regardless of how good you think you are or what you’ve done in the past, what you do in the next 10 games is going to make or break our season.

“It’s a miniature league.

“The lads want to stay up.

“Every game is going to be hard because even teams around us are fighting for their lives still.”

There was yet another encouraging performance in midweek at title-chasing Farsley Celtic which saw Reds push their high-flying opposition but again come away with no points, to leave Rudd and manager Lee Andrews frustrated.

Two first-half goals were enough to condemn Reds to defeat and they must now hope that tomorrow will bring only the second home win of 2019 for their struggling side.

“First half against Farsley lost us the game,” Rudd said.

“When you’re going to places like that you’re going to be up against it for the full 90 minutes.

“You can’t just pick and choose when you’re going to perform.

“I think it’s a lack of confidence.

“I wouldn’t say it’s complacency.”

It could have been different on Tuesday night had Dean Brotherston’s shot in the first minute found the back of the net rather than the post and Rudd rued the bad luck and lack of a clinical edge which is costing them crucial points.

“It’s a different game then because it gives you something,” Rudd said.

“In the first half they had three or four shots on goal and scored twice and that’s the difference.

“It’s the fine margins in both boxes and we need to be better in both.

“It’s not so much of a worry because we’re still creating three, four, five good good chances in every game.

“If we weren’t and we only had maybe one shot on we would be more concerned.

“But it is an issue and we do need to start creating chances and scoring.”