THE PACK at Workington Town are handling the Covid-19 pandemic with a stoic attitude and will focus on one game at a time, despite keeping one eye on promotion.

Town head coach Chris Thorman has said that although he can be critical of their performances, he is proud of their attitude and progression.

“I’ve got to recognise this group and how far they’ve come, we were bottom of the league when I started, I look at us now and we’ve got a squad of 30 lads, we’ve got a training facility we can be proud of.

“I’m really proud of the way they’re handling the season, I’m a really proud coach.”

The Coventry Bears clash scheduled for Sunday July 11 was postponed due to a number of Town players being asked to isolate.

Coach Thorman said that, considering the League 1 landscape, the club will be keen to reschedule.

“We’ll do everything we can to get that game on, when you look at the league table, we’ve got a fantastic opportunity, every game is crucial. We’ll do everything we can to put that game on.

“We spent enough time during lockdown waiting for this league to start.”

Thorman said: “We’ll be looking to get back to training this weekend.”

He paid tribute to the work of Helen McDowell and Gary Hewer around the Covid-19 regulations.

Workington Town next travel to the Crown Oil Arena to take on Rochdale Hornets on Sunday for a 3pm kick-off.

A return game at Derwent Park will follow on August 1 after the Cumbrian sides drew 24-24 last month.

Thorman said: “When we come back together they will have freshened up. They’re focussed on what they need to do, I’m proud of them but we’ve also got a lot of hard work to do.”