Workington Reds will look to regroup this week ahead of their second round FA Trophy qualifier against Pontefract Collieries.

Workington have been in strong form recently with three wins in a row against City of Liverpool, Colne and Mossley.

However, Reds boss Danny Grainger is cautious after seeing signs of fatigue in his players against Mossley.

“We looked tired last week," he said. "I feel like we needed a rest.”

Early season games have been around every corner since the Northern Premier League's North West Division got under way in September.

Despite the signs of fatigue, Reds were still able to nullify Mossley’s attack and finished 2-0 up thanks to goals from Scott Allison and Dav Symington.

Reds have had a week’s rest and recuperation ahead of their away game against Pontefract this Saturday.

“We’re able to welcome back a couple of injuries," Grainger added. "Most of them will get a few minutes at some point.

"We’ve just got to make sure we don’t risk the game.

"We’ve got to make sure the boys are ready.”

The club has unfinished business as play was halted due to the coronavirus outbreak while Workington sat at the top of the league last season.

Grainger said: “We were there or thereabouts last year. Everyone knew what we were about. We were 12 to 13 games unbeaten.”

Reds are competing in a highly-competitive division but they are motivated to pick up where they left off.

Grainger said: “We’ve got a tough couple of games coming up. We’ve got to make sure we’re at our best every week.

“We’re looking forward to the challenges ahead. We’ve just got to make sure we focus on ourselves.”

The side will return home on Tuesday to face Clitheroe.