Workington Reds’ players must make sure they can hold their heads high whatever the outcome this season, insists assistant manager Steven Rudd.

Reds are set to host promotion-chasing Gainsborough Trinity at Borough Park this afternoon (3pm kickoff) in what could be a make-or-break 90 minutes of the campaign.

With games running out Reds need three points badly in their bid to avoid relegation from the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League and Rudd said the squad have to ensure they can look back knowing they put everything into the fight.

“We’ve got to have no regrets and be able to sit down at the end of the season and say we did everything we could,” Rudd said.

“You never know what’s going to happen but worst case scenario, we finish the season with a bit of pride.”

Rudd also pointed out that the players should be looking to perform with their own futures at the club in mind as he and boss Lee Andrews pick through the squad and look at who could be let go and who they might bring back next season.

He said: “We’re looking at our lads now and have been over a number of weeks.

“Whichever league we’re in next year, they’re playing for their own futures as well.

“You find out a lot about characters when the going gets tough.”

And Rudd, who arrived after the departure of David Hewson, singled out the supporters for praise for their continued backing despite a difficult season which has seen them win just four league games at home.

“The fans have been excellent and it’s been hard for them because they’ve not had much to cheer about – goals, wins or success – but you can guarantee there’ll be 400 down supporting the lads,” he said.