A bumper crowd could pull us over the line against Farsley Celtic, declared Workington Reds boss Danny Grainger.

His side take on Farsley at Borough Park this afternoon, ko 3pm, aiming to get through a tough Buildbase FA Trophy third round qualifying tie.

And Grainger is hoping that the fans will flock in and get behind his side as he aims for a bigger crowd than last week's draw with league rivals Marine.

"The support we get, week-in and week-out is fantastic," said Grainger. "And I can't thank the fans enough for that.

"In the second half last week the atmosphere at Borough Park was fantastic, it was great to hear.

"I've said to the lads if we can give them something to shout about then they can pull us over that line.

"We want to keep on moving forward and you just never know what could happen."

With all the pressure on their visitors, who lie two leagues above them, Grainger believes this is a chance for his players to shine.

"It is nice for us to go into a game where the pressure is off us," he said. "We were relegated last season and there is an expectancy around most of our games, which is a lot of pressure for the lads to have to deal with.

"But they have done it so well and that is a key reason we are still at the top of the league. So this game, where Farsley are two divisions above and expected to win, allows our lads to go out and enjoy it.

"It is a chance for them to showcase what they can do and if we put in the kind of performance that I know we can, then I'm confident we can get a result."

Grainger admitted that Reds have not had the easiest of rides in the competition so far with some testing away wins under their belt.

"We have been handed a lot of raw deals so far and Conor Tinnion mentioned the other day that we have not had an easy ride.

"We have had three tough games against Leek Town, Droylsden and Tadcaster.

"We have had to work for what we have got and this is our reward."

Last weekend Grainger signed a new deal to keep him and his coaching staff of Steve Rudd and Gari Rowntree at the club to the end of next season.

And he wants to keep that momentum they are building up going.

He added: "This club wants to be successful and so do the people in it. We have the foundations in place and now we just want to keep building the club up.

"For me, I am very happy with what I am doing and see no need to change it."