Workington Reds have put their first league defeat of the season behind them and are focused on getting the three points tomorrow to strengthen their grip on the division’s top spot, insists captain Conor Tinnion.

Tinnion, who was handed the armband by manager Danny Grainger in one of the boss’s first major decisions following his arrival at Borough Park, has been delighted with the league leaders’ flying start to their NPL North West Division campaign.

He was just as happy to see them follow their first league loss against Mossley last weekend with a big 6-1 win in the Integro League Cup against Kendal Town in midweek to avoid any hangover and show that they will not dwell on any negatives.

Now the playmaker believes his team – who are four points clear at the top of the table – are keen to get back to winning ways in the league when they welcome Widnes tomorrow (3pm kickoff) and to produce another of the kind of eye-catching performances which are getting fans back down to Borough Park.

“The manager’s been very clear from the second he came in that every game we play, we want to win,” Tinnion said.

“It’s about getting that mentality in place.

“Last Saturday was disappointing but we were very quick to emphasise after the game that we don’t get too carried away when we win or lose.

“If we’d been offered this start before the first game of the season against Pickering we’d have snapped your hand off I think.

“The thing we have to get used to is that if we’re up where we want to be this season, at the top of the table, teams are going to be up for it.

“It’s not nice when you come into the changing rooms and the other team are banging on the walls and cheering but it’s a sign of how pleased they were to have beaten us.

“We’re there to be shot at and there’s going to be pressure but it’s not a bad thing.

“We want to win all of our home games and, being completely honest, we want teams to be scared of coming up here to play us.”

Widnes sit 12th and won 3-2 away at Colne on Saturday.