Workington Town hope to secure a home game in the first round of the League 1 play-offs when they take on Doncaster at Derwent Park on Sunday (3pm kickoff).

A win against the Dons in the final home league game of the regular season this weekend would earn Town a repeat of that fixture in the play-offs and prolific points-scorer Carl Forber believes that could prove crucial as the club looks to secure promotion.

“It’s a massive game for us this weekend, especially with that on the line,” he said.

“With a win we can end up with a home game and Doncaster again.

“That’s not just an advantage for the team but puts cash in the club’s coffers.”

Town are one of the form teams in the division with four wins and a draw in their last five games – only Oldham have a better record over that period.

Another victory on Sunday to make it six games unbeaten would leave rivals keen to avoid a clash with Workington and that is exactly what Forber is hoping for.

“It’s definitely getting to the business end of the year and taking form like that will stand us in good stead,” Forber said.

“Hopefully they’re thinking they don’t want to play us but they’ve got some good players themselves.

“I think it’ll be an even game at the weekend but hopefully we can edge it and get the win.”

Forber also believes the experience of veterans like Sean Penkywicz and Fuifui Moimoi, who have played at the top level of the game in Super League and the NRL, could prove to be a significant advantage for his side in the high-pressure games of the play-offs.

“We’ve got some very experienced players like Penky and Fuifui who know what these games are all about and we beat them [Doncaster] last year.

“I think we rested a few players when we played them last season but we won’t be resting anybody this time; we want to win on Sunday.”

Town are sixth in the League 1 table but a win would see them leapfrog Doncaster into fifth.