Workington Reds hope to continue defending Borough Park as their fortress when Ramsbottom United look to end their unbeaten home record this weekend.

Reds suffered only the second blip of their NPL North West Division season so far with a midweek defeat at Clitheroe.

But they remain unbeaten at home and maintaining that record when Ramsbottom visit will be at the forefront of manager Danny Grainger’s thoughts ahead of today’s game (3pm kick-off).

“It’s something we touched on in pre-season, that we want to make sure no side wants to come to Borough Park,” Grainger said.

“It’s a long way for any team to come and that’s the first part of them not enjoying their visit.

“If teams come here and get points, they have got to really earn them.

“We don’t want to lose at home this season and we don’t want any repeats of the performance in midweek.”

Grainger is happy to see his side are still top of the league table despite their loss on Tuesday night and, with the teams around them needing to win games in hand to catch the leaders, the Reds boss believes his side are in the preferable position.

“It’s only 10 games in but it’s nice to be in a position where other teams are chasing us,” he said.

“I know they have games in hand and will be looking to win all of those but it rarely works out like that.”

Meanwhile, Reds’ hierarchy are looking to strengthen behind the scenes after inviting expressions of interest regarding joining the club’s board.

A club statement said: “Workington AFC would like to invite expressions of interest from individuals who feel they may be able to make a positive contribution to the running of the club by joining the board of directors.

“We are interested in broadening the diversity of the board in order to further represent our club’s community to a greater extent.

“For an informal conversation about what the role of director involves, please contact chairman John Mackay.

“All enquiries will be considered by the board of directors.”