Workington Reds are hoping to beat the weather this weekend and get their relegation fight back on track.

Reds welcome third-placed South Shields to Borough Park on Saturday and the club is doing everything it can to ensure the game goes ahead, after last weekend’s postponement.

Assistant manager Steven Rudd paid credit to the grounds staff and club officials for all their efforts as he said they did not want to end up with a fixture backlog at the end of the season.

“We are really hoping this game will go ahead and the club is doing everything it can to ensure that,” he explained.

“They are trying to put covers on the pitch as it is forecast for showers but obviously we just don’t know how bad the weather will actually be.

“The lads are all desperate to get going again and they are really up for the challenge ahead of them so we could do without another game being called off.

“We were back training on Tuesday night and we all just want to kick on now and give it everything we have got.”

Reds are now seven points off safety although they do have one or two games in hand on some of the teams around them.

Out of the 10 games remaining, six of those are at home and Rudd admitted that their form at Borough Park could be crucial to them at the end of the term, starting on Saturday with high-flying South Shields, ko 3pm.