WORKINGTON Town boss Anthony Murray has praised his squad for a victorious performance against Midlands Hurricanes, as he looks ahead to the much anticipated match against former club North Wales Crusaders.

Speaking about the teams performance last weekend, Murray said: "It was a good win, it's a difficult place to go the midlands there playing out of a new stadium, they have got the dual reg with Castleford, so they had quite a lot of loan players in with a little bit of Championship experience in the team as well as the team they have got, so for us to come away with a 38-28 win I was really pleased.

"We went down to 12 men at points but we held our nerve, we never went behind in the game and we made sure we stayed out in front.

"There was a really good work ethic from the team and a really good performance, I thought the lads but a right shift in and they did everything we could to make sure we got the points."

"We showed some real resolve, we went down there with a couple of senior players missing.

"I thought as a group we showed some resolve to pull together and really work hard for eachother.

"The players that played every single one of put their hand up and put that extra effort in to make sure we got what we needed."

The Head Coach is now looking ahead to the Good Friday game against North Wales Crusaders, a club he coached at for almost a decade before joining town.

He said: "Obviously it's my old club and I have nothing but good memories of being the coach over a nine year period, but obviously we want to try and keep the momentum going for ourselves and it's a really good oppurtunity within the league to get something out of the game and try and keep getting the two points.

"The most important thing for us is that we keep being competitive and we need to be because crusaders have got a wealth of experience in their forwards Kyle Foster is a player coach, he has played Championship for the last couple of seasons and they have got some good players, so we need to make sure we show our best performance to match that.