Workington Reds are looking to book their place in the next round of the FA Trophy this weekend (kick-off 3pm) – with a view to securing a tantalising home draw at the competition's next stage.

Reds travel to Glossop North End on Saturday in the third round qualifying with the aim of extending their trophy run and continuing the hot streak of form they have built up in the Northern Premier League's North West Division.

They reached the same stage of the competition last season but were knocked out in a narrow defeat to Farsley Celtic and assistant boss Steve Rudd said the side are aiming to go at least one better this year.

"The excitement builds doesn't it as the rounds go on, and we've had four cup games this season now and all four have been away, so we have to have a good home one next with our fans," he said.

"If we can win on Saturday it puts us into the first round proper and we want to go as far as we can and hopefully test ourselves against teams in leagues above us if we can."

Reds have won their last six games in a row in all competitions and, although Rudd said there will be some changes to the squad for this weekend's trip due to a few players carrying knocks, he is confident that whoever comes into the side is capable of matching the levels they have played at in recent weeks.

"When you've got a good run you want to keep it going for as long as you can," he said. "Whether it be league fixtures or cup games, we've always said to try and win every competition we're in.

"We're picking a side that we think will win the game like we do every week."

Rudd said the confidence he and manager Danny Grainger have in every player in the squad came first from their attitude and commitment to the club, as well as their footballing prowess.