Workington Town are facing an injury crisis ahead of a crucial game as they look to reignite their League One play-off hopes.

Caine Barnes and Elliott Miller were already injury concerns for head coach Chris Thorman and they have now been joined by Ryan Fieldhouse, whose season looks to be over due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Also on the injury list are Tyler Lancaster with a suspected fractured clavicle, Russ Bolton with a soft issue injury and Sean Penkywicz with a strained adductor, while captain Oliver Wilkes went under the knife on Tuesday for a clear-out operation which is expected to sideline him for at least two weeks.

Thorman was hoping to secure some short-term cover on a dual-registration basis from Huddersfield Giants but admitted options are thin on the ground as he looks to prepare his team for tomorrow’s clash with London Skolars at Borough Park (3pm kick-off).

“At this stage of the season there’s not much available,” he said.

“The players who are out there you almost end up bringing them in just as bodies and they’re maybe only training with you once before the game which isn’t ideal.

“Obviously it is very frustrating; there have been a lot of frustrating things happening at the club over the last few weeks.

“The players who are selected, hopefully they’re committed and essentially just do their job.

“We’re working hard to make sure we have 17 available come the weekend.

“This is professional sport and rugby league but when you travel with 13 bodies, again, you ask more of the players that are on the field.”

Town host the Skolars looking for two points to bounce back from three league defeats in a row against Oldham, Newcastle and North Wales.

They sit seventh in the league table, one place and three points behind London and four points off fifth-placed Hunslet, who currently occupy the final play-offs spot.

The Skolars have also lost their last three league games so will be hoping to turn around the slide and build some momentum for the run-in.

Tomorrow’s game will be played at Borough Park again due to delays caused by the recent weather to pitch work at Derwent Park.

Town host Keighley Cougars next Sunday then travel to the Recreation Ground to tackle table-topping rivals Whitehaven in a huge derby game on August 4.

After that, they play West Wales Raiders at home on August 11, travel to Hunslet on September 1 and finish off the regular season fixtures at home to Doncaster on September 8.