Workington Reds boss Danny Grainger is confident the goals will come soon for Nathan Waterston after watching fellow forward Charlie Bowman get off the mark for the club in midweek.

Grainger, who takes his Reds squad to Mossley tomorrow hoping to continue their unbeaten start to the season and bolster their position at the top of the NPL North West Division, has faith in all of the strikers at his disposal.

Waterston’s frustration has been obvious in the opening games as he has snatched at a number of chances while looking to open his account for the season.

But Grainger pointed to the example of Bowman, a summer arrival who has trained hard, worked tirelessly for the team and got his reward with a headed goal in Reds’ 5-0 win against Kendal on Tuesday night.

And he believes it is only a matter of time before Waterston’s luck changes and he gets the goals he feels his overall play has merited.

“Fantastic goal, I’m absolutely delighted for Chaz,” Grainger said.

“He’s someone that came in in pre-season, he’s lost quite a bit of weight since he first came in, he’s worked hard, tirelessly.

“He’s one of the most honest lads I’ve come across and I was absolutely over the moon for him to get his goal.

“You can see Nathan is desperate to get off the mark and his goals will come, I keep telling him that.

“He’s a dangerous player Nath and he’ll get one that’s off his backside and rolls in the bottom corner and that will be the kind of goal that gets him going and then there’ll be no stopping him.

“He’s just got to be patient, make sure that he’s doing the right stuff for the team and he’ll be one that’ll fire in plenty of goals this season.

Workington have set the pace in the division early on, winning five and drawing two of their first seven games and scoring more goals than any other side.

They were due to train last night, with Grainger set to assess a couple of injuries and hopeful that some players could come back into the fold.

Mid-table Mossley started the season in reasonable form with two wins and a draw from their first four games but they were stunned in midweek by previously pointless Pickering Town, losing 3-2.