Workington Reds boss Danny Grainger is pulling his boots back on tonight as he makes 11 changes to the starting line-up for the Cumberland Cup clash with Moor Row.

Grainger is set to take to the field and pass on his own expertise to some of the younger members of the first team squad at Borough Park, ko 7.45pm.

“I think it is important for the development of the youngsters that they can see how I want them to play,” said Grainger.

“It is easy to shout from the sidelines but I think it is more beneficial that I can talk to them on the pitch during the game.

“It’s not something I want to do a lot of because I finished playing for a reason. If I had wanted to keep playing I would have carried on but this is more for development and if I can pass on some of my experience then that’s great.”

One player who will be getting another chance to shine is Ash Kelly, who came on off the bench on Saturday to score Reds’ second goal in the draw with Marske United.

And Grainger said if some of these players impress, it will give him a real headache for the FA Trophy clash on Saturday.

“Ash will be starting, he needs some more minutes in his legs,” added Grainger. “He had a bit of a niggling injury and then he got a bad cold so he was out for a few weeks and now he needs some more game time.

“I think a lot of Ash, he has come in and really impressed me. If he can go and do the business then it will give me a real headache come Saturday.”

Despite making 11 changes from Saturday’s team, Grainger is keen to point out that he is not taking Cumberland League outfit Moor Row for granted. And he says this competition is still key to Reds.

“We don’t take any team for granted,” he added. “We are not being disrespectful at all. I have a real belief in all the players involved.

“Some are in the first team week in and week out and others are youngsters who will make the first team this season.

“They need to be involved in this environment so they know what is required when they make that step up and we know they can do the job.

“We still want to progress in this competition as it is important to the club and the players.”