Chris Thorman is focusing on what his Workington Town side can do to hurt Coventry when the two sides meet in a League 1 clash on Saturday.

The former Huddersfield assistant boss only took charge at Derwent Park last week and admitted he is no expert on the Bears but will stress to his players that this weekend is about showing what they can do.

“Look, we’re not in a position to underestimate anyone but like I said we’re going to focus more on ourselves and make sure we improve every week,” he said in an interview for the club’s social media channels.

“I’ll do a little bit of homework because I don’t know a great deal about Coventry but again the emphasis from us and our point of view needs to be about Workington, what we’re capable of and what we can achieve.

“If we can replicate the attitude and effort that we showed last Saturday then the performance will be ok.”

Town’s trip to Hunslet in the 1895 Cup last Saturday gave Thorman a winning start and he is keen to see the elements which earned victory for his 14-man team in that game displayed on the pitch again as they return to league action

He said: “I kept it really simple in terms of what I spoke about technically and tactically against Hunslet and I just said give me a reason to pick you next week.

“Show me what you can do and above all show me some good attitude and willingness, the fact that you’re going to stand toe to toe with the opposition and have a dig and never give in.

“That’s essentially all I asked for and I think we got that in spades.

“Already I could sense a bit of relief in the camp and particularly the support staff that have been at the club for a long time.

“It felt like a bit of a weight was lifted off their shoulders and they were really proud.”