Workington Reds can't let the pressure get to them as they face a tough nine-game finale to the season, says assistant boss Steven Rudd.

Reds need points to try and fight their way out of relegation trouble but the clock is ticking down.

Tomorrow they face a tough trip to Whitby Town and Rudd says the players have to put everything to the back of their minds and concentrate on winning three points.

"We have nine cup finals left to play," said Rudd. "We can't worry about the opposition, we just have to do our own job and pick up wins.

"We are getting to the point where games are starting to run out quickly and we need the points to stay up.

"The lads do feel the pressure but they have to deal with it. We haven't been good enough this season but we have nine games now to put that right and have a successful ending.

"The lads know we haven't been good enough and we know exactly where we are in the league but we have to go out at 3pm on Saturday, forget everything and do what they can do.

"We might have to win ugly but that's fine at times, it's just what we have to do and if we can get a win, confidence will come.

"We just need to get a couple of results back to back and we will be on the up."

Reds have virtually a full squad to choose from for the trip to North Yorkshire, with only Dan Wordsworth sitting on the sidelines as he serves the final game of his suspension.

The last time the two sides met was at Borough Park back in October when Whitby came from a goal down to win 2-1.

"It would be nice to get revenge but really getting the points to stay up is our real goal," added Rudd. "They will get it down and try and play football which suits our lads so we just need to work hard and do the simple things well."