It’s going to take a full team effort to win this relegation battle declared Workington Reds assistant boss Steven Rudd.

Workington are now four points off safety in the Northern Premier League and face a big four days coming up, with two key home games awaiting them.

And Rudd admitted that no individual player will get them out of the mire - it has to be a team effort. But he believes his squad have the spirit to do the job.

“Everybody played really well last weekend, from one to 16, even in the warm-up everyone was positive,” said Rudd.

“And that is what it is going to take for the rest of the season. We need 18/19 players in our squad to contribute and chip in during the matches.

“Everyone has to put in the effort and that is why we go the result and the clean sheet at Whitby last Saturday.”

Rudd admitted that the feeling in camp was positive after the result on the road and a crucial three points for Workington, which gave them a boost.

A lone goal from Conor Tinnion proved their salvation in a game where even the opposition coach admitted they deserved to win.

And they now welcome of the leading sides, Nantwich Town on Saturday and three days later, play host to one of their relegation rivals, Mickleover Sports.

Another of Reds rivals near the bottom of the table Grantham held Nantwich to a 1-1 draw last weekend but Reds are hoping to go one better and take all three points.

“It was a positive day on Saturday, getting the three points and our performance was excellent,” added Rudd.

“Now we are looking ahead to the next two games and we know we need maximum points.

“We know that we are more than capable so maximum points is what we are aiming for now.”

If they win both games and other results go their way, this could be a major four days for Reds but Rudd says they cannot look too far ahead and have to concentrate on their own game.

He added: “To be brutally honest we have to just look at ourselves. If we win all our games then we will stay up, regardless of other teams.

“And that is our plan, we just have to concentrate on winning our games and go from there.”