WORKINGTON Town Head Coach Anthony Murray has said he is 'excited' to see the side go to Barrow this weekend and take on the raiders in the second warm-up match of the year.

The trip to Barrow will follow the squads first run out in Whitehaven on Sunday, January 15 in whch the town lost out on the Ike Southward Memorial Trophy to the Championship haven side.

However, Head coach Anthony Murray has said his squad has taken a number of positives from the match, saying the blue and white army gave 'a good account of themselves throughout the game.

"Before the game I asked them to just give maximum effort and just give a good account of themselves, they certainly did that.

"So in terms of what I got out of the game I got those two things out of them, and just trying to build up some confidence moving into our next fixture."

"To hold our own against Whitehaven , who have been a championship side for the last three seasons I was really please, there were far more positives out of that game than there were negatives and so I was really pleased with what the lads did."

The Head Coach has said that he is 'excited' to see what they can do in the next friendly against Barrow to be held at the Raiders ground this Sunday, as the town continue to warm up for their League One season.

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He said: "I've said before, we just want to be competitive, we just want to have loads of enthusiasm and loads of effort, and if you display that then nine times out of ten your in contention in the game to get what you want out of it.

"Our first hit out we showed signs that we are able to do that and obviously we have got another hit out again this weekend that will be a really tough test.

"I'm excited to see what we can do against Barrow, obviously we have spoken about some area's that we want to improve on, so all our focus will be on us and just about improving the area's that we want to improve on from the Whitehaven game.

"We know it's going to be a tough task, but it's a challenge that will do us well in the long run."

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