Workington Reds have been given the green light to proceed with their top-of-the-table clash against promotion rivals Tadcaster Albion at Borough Park today (3pm kick-off).

Reds confirmed the game between first and third in the NPL North West Division will go ahead after the previous scheduled home league game against Runcorn Linnets on October 19 was postponed due to an issue with the ground safety certificate.

The all-clear came after talks between the club and the county council.

A club statement read: “Workington AFC is pleased to confirm that Borough Park will host the top-of-the-table clash against Tadcaster Albion today, as scheduled.

“After the Runcorn Linnets match was cancelled on October 19, everyone at the club has been keen to ensure that the game goes ahead.

“And, thanks to steps taken since then, we are now able to confirm that league action will return to the stadium.

“While the complex issues that have affected the club have not yet been fully resolved, despite many of hours of work from Les Byers and the board, the club strongly believes that the safety of all supporters is paramount.

“Significant work – as identified in this year’s structural report – was completed before the start of the season and a strategy is in place to ensure all four sides of the ground will be fully open.

“With an offer in place for parents of Reds Juniors children, the club is hoping for a bumper crowd to watch Danny Grainger’s team take on a Tadcaster side that has also enjoyed a strong start to the season.”

Reds face two games against Albion in the next four days after FA Trophy opponents Brighouse Town were kicked out of the competition.

Workington had been due to travel to face Brighouse last Saturday in a first-round qualifying clash.

But that game was cancelled at the 11th hour due to an FA investigation into whether Town had included an ineligible player in their squad for their game against Tadcaster in the previous round.

The result of that investigation is that Brighouse have been removed from this year’s trophy and Workington are set to play Albion in the league today.

They then will travel to play them away on Tuesday night (7.45pm kick-off).

The winners of that trophy tie will then face an away game at either Leek Town or Chasetown next Saturday.

A statement from Brighouse read: “We believe this is an extremely unfortunate situation and all at the football club are hugely disappointed by the decision and the circumstances surrounding it.

“It must be made clear this wasn’t an administrative error.”