‘There are no free meals in professional sport’, warned Workington Town boss Chris Thorman as his side prepares to take on Hunslet in the play-off eliminator on Sunday.

Despite having got the better of the Yorkshire side 30-16 in their last encounter at the South Leeds Stadium, Thorman said his team can take nothing for granted in this one-off encounter.

And he added that Town would have to learn from their mistakes in Sunday’s loss at the hands of Doncaster, if they want to keep their promotion charge on track.

“The game next week is against Hunslet at their place and people will say ‘oh we’ve been there and beaten them a couple of times’ but there’s no free meals in sport,” said Thorman.

“You have to rock up, you can’t assume anything. You have to earn whatever you get in professional sport and that’s what we need to do.

“We can’t just turn up at Hunslet expecting to beat them because we’ve done it previously, that doesn’t wash for me.

“We will certainly prepare for a ding-dong battle at Hunslet. They’re very physical and we know what to expect as I think this will be the fourth time we’ve played them, so we will be ready.

“We know where we went wrong against Doncaster and what we have to fix up.”

Thorman will keep an eye on centre Calvin Wellington ahead of the Hunslet clash after he came off on Sunday with a knee injury.