Chris Thorman is sweating on the fitness of key half-back Carl Forber ahead of Workington Town’s crunch clash with Oldham tomorrow.

The Town boss will make a last minute decision on Forber’s fitness ahead of the League One game at Borough Park, kick-off 3pm, with the talented goalkicker struggling with his groin and hamstring.

And experienced forward Danny Tickle is also a doubt, after taking a knock to his thumb, so Thorman may have to reshuffle his side.

“Obviously with Carl’s position, it is not as easy to swap with your half-back as it it is with your forwards so it will have an impact,” said Thorman.

“But I won’t be making a decision until the last minute. We have practised swapping roles around in training fairly regularly so the person who might have to do the job there has done it before.

“He knows what I want from a structure point of view but we will only cross that bridge if we come to it and I am still confident in my team.”

Thorman warned Oldham would be a tough proposition and he admitted that they would have to get a handle on their talented right centre Zack McComb who has been running in tries for fun this season.

The Town coach has experience of McComb from his time at Huddersfield Giants and says he is a threat that needs to be nullified.

“I think Oldham will be a different proposition from Coventry, they are physically tough and have a strong right edge with Zack McComb,” he added.

“I had Zack for a good two years at Huddersfield and he was very close to getting a full-time contract but he just didn’t quite get one but he is a very good player at this level.

“He is their current top try scorer so our left side, Perry Singleton and the boys, will have their work cut out containing him but I am confident that we can.

“We have prepared pretty well the last few weeks and the players are starting to set standards themselves in training, and tomorrow.”

Town are targeting a big crowd for the game, their second at Borough Park, while work is ongoing on the Derwent Park field.

And Thorman was full of praise for the offer to let all youngsters in, under the age of 16, if they wear their sporting Cumbrian club colours, for any sport.

“I think we are targeting 1,000 and the club are really trying hard, with new initiatives. I am a big advocate of that. I think it is great for kids to come along and get more people in, instead of having a half empty stadium.

“Hopefully, it will provide the next generation of supporters.”