Machinery moved into Workington’s Derwent Park yesterday as the first steps are taken to prepare the pitch for football next season.

Workington Reds are due to play their home games from Derwent Park next term as Borough Park makes way for the proposed new stadium.

The work to widen the field at Town should take around six weeks and club chairman Les Smallwood said plans are under way to move their league game against Coventry next month to Borough Park while the work goes on.