WORKINGTON Reds manager Danny Grainger and Workington Town coach Chris Thorman expressed their delight at the collaboration between the two clubs, as they prepare to share grounds.

The two were guests at a Q&A session in front of fans in the Gus Risman Bar, Derwent Park.

Town’s pitch is being relaid in preparation for Reds to play on, while a final decision is made on a proposed new stadium being built at Reds’ home, Borough Park.

Despite all the ifs and buts, it’s business as usual for the two clubs.

Town are midway through their League One season, while Reds are preparing to kick-off their 2019-2020 campaign in August.

Due to the ongoing work, Town will entertain Coventry Bears at Borough Park on Sunday, June 16.

New Reds boss Grainger said: “I was blown away by how together the two clubs feel.”

And Town chairman Les Smallwood added: “First of all, I’m a Reds supporter as well of a Town supporter.

“With Danny, I think they have employed a really good coach there.”

One fan believed that the turnout was due, in part, to the controversy surrounding a proposed new stadium for the town.

Town supporter, Grahame Humes said: “There isn’t this many people normally [for an event like this]. I think most people here will say it [the new proposed stadium] is a good thing.”

Workington Town stalwart Gary McKeating was delighted with the amount of fans present, and said: “It’s great to see a good turnout from both clubs.

“There’s been some great work going on between the clubs.”

Grainger will be hoping to draw on his experience at Carlisle United, where he was the first team captain, as well as his time at Gretna, Dundee United and Dunfermline Athletic amongst others.

He explained that he is looking to add depth to his side, and added: “We are looking for any quality player that will strengthen the squad.

“It’s very important that this squad has a spine and support of local players.”