Workington Town head coach Chris Thorman wants the club’s travelling army to be their 14th man and help them to return from the North East with another League One win this weekend.

Town travel to take on Newcastle Thunder in the first away day of the season for Thorman’s team tomorrow, looking to stretch their winning streak to four in a row in all competitions.

The trip to Tyneside has tended to be a popular one for Town fans, with hordes travelling across the country for last season’s play-off game to roar the players on.

Thorman has not forgotten the incredible volume generated by the magnificent away support that day.

“I hope there will be another big following because I think the travelling fans are brilliant,” he said.

“In that last game at Newcastle they outsang the home fans all match and it made a difference.

“I want them to be our 14th man.

“Whether it takes Elliott Miller to come out of the line and put a big shot on someone or Fuifui Moimoi to run over someone to get them up, the fans should be loud.

“I want them to be loud from the start and let them know we’re there.”

Thorman felt there was much to like about his side’s 24-6 win against Keighley last weekend in their league opener and hopes to see more of the creative attacking play that the Cougars couldn’t live with at Derwent Park.

He said: “Anybody that knows me from an offensive point of view will tell you that I like everyone to have a role.

“Elliot Hall got rewarded for that at the weekend and he’ll be the first to say that he was on the end of some really good stuff from an attacking point of view.

“The highlight for fans will probably be his full-length effort but for me there was some real subtlety about some of his other tries that pleased me.”

Town battled manfully last September on their last visit to Thunder’s patch and, while they were on the wrong end of a 38-18 scoreline that day, Thorman believes they can learn a lot from the way they approached the game despite being ravaged by injuries.

“We’re not going to get much from analysing that performance because both teams have changed significantly since then,” he said. “But what we can take from that day was the attitude and effort because we were in that game for an hour despite everything.

“There are no competitions won in March, so the important thing for us this weekend, and going forward, is just to keep getting better every week.

“It’s something to focus on - an away game against a team that are very good - and it’ll be a challenge that I’m sure the players are looking forward to.”

The game at Kingston Park - home of both Thunder and Newcastle Falcons rugby union side - kicks-off at 3.00pm tomorrow.