Siddal could be a potential banana skin if Workington Town don’t play to their full potential, the club’s assistant coach Craig McDowell has warned.

The National Conference League side are travelling to Derwent Park for tomorrow’s third round Coral Challenge Cup clash.

And McDowell says they will make it tough for Town but the Workington side are keen to progress and put together a good cup run.

“I can remember going to watch Siddal against Toronto Wolfpack in the Challenge Cup a couple of years ago and they made it very tough for them,” said McDowell. “Toronto eventually came out on top but only by four points.

“So we know that this will be challenging. If we don’t play to our full potential then it could be a potential banana skin.

“We won’t make any changes to our preparation. We want to go out there and try and build some continuity with our combinations and team.

“Regardless of our opposition it is about what we do on the day. No matter if we are playing amateurs, professionals or a Super League side we will prepare the same.”

Town may have to make some changes due to injury, with players being assessed ahead of the game, which kicks off at 3pm.

McDowell added: “We’re early in the season and the only changes will be enforced ones through injury.

“We only have a small squad as it stands and with it being the Challenge Cup I don’t think we will be getting any dual registration players either.

“We will reassess Caine Barnes with a late fitness test, Danny Tickle took a bang, Elliot Miller had a dead leg and Andrew Dawson took a head knock so there are a few there we need to check on.

“We did it tough last week, I think with 40 minutes to go we only had one substitute left.”

McDowell said a cup run would be fantastic for both the club and fans, if they could reach the later rounds and draw a big name at home.

“It is always good to have a cup run and hopefully attract a big name team to Derwent Park and get a big crowd,” he added.

“Leon (Pryce) has had some great times in this competition and we always tell the lads that this is their opportunity to put themselves in the limelight.

“There is always the potential to get a game in front of the cameras. And that would be great for the club and the fans as well.

“But we just need to take it a game at a time. Last week was a little disappointing against Doncaster although there were some positives. Our defence was good, even though we leaked 20 points.”