Workington Reds must cut out the individual mistakes which have marred their start to 2020, insists manager Danny Grainger.

Reds will hit the road again this weekend looking to get back to winning ways against 15th-placed Colne after losing at Pontefract Collieries on New Year’s Day and being held to a draw at home to 10-man Trafford at the weekend.

Colne have also started 2020 with one point from their first two league games and were due to host Dunston last night looking to put distance between themselves and the relegation zone and build confidence ahead of the visit of the league leaders.

“It’s individual errors and that’s what’s costing us at the moment,” Grainger said.

“These little things we’ve got to tidy up on and we need to make sure that we do that.

“If we don’t do it then we’ve only got ourselves to blame because teams aren’t having to work very hard for some of the goals they’re getting.”

Workington entered the new year at the top of the NPL North West Division and, despite back-to-back disappointing results, still have a slender lead in the table.

Now Grainger is looking for his side to make sure the last two games do not become a habit and to ensure that they do not surrender their grip on the division they have led since the opening day.

“We’ve just got to bounce back now,” he added.

“We’ve got a big three weeks ahead of us and we’ve got to make sure we’re ready for the challenge ahead.”

Grainger admitted he would need to “be careful” with players carrying knocks but he hoped to add a new signing in time for the unnamed player to feature this weekend.

Another new arrival is also a possibility.