REDS bosses are keen to put their challenges behind them and look to the future as three reliable club figures are staying put.

Workington AFC manager Danny Grainger and assistant manager Steven Rudd signed on the dotted line last week, pledging to stay as Reds until 2023.

The side had cause to rejoice once again on Monday as captain Conor Tinnion committed to a twelfth campaign in a Reds jersey.

Tinnion has said it was a simple decision. Grainger and Rudd are steering the club through a turbulent period from the touchline with ‘Tinners’ providing a familiar presence at Borough Park.

The news that the fan favourites are staying on is something to celebrate for chairman David Bowden, he said: “I know that all the directors, supporters and everyone associated with the club are delighted that Danny and Steven have confirmed their roles beyond next season and until 2023.

“There is so much to do be achieved if we are to progress as a club , both on and off the pitch.

“The progress on the pitch since Danny and Stephen came to the club was almost instant, it’s there for all to see, and would undoubtedly have led to the club achieving honours and promotion had the season not been terminated.”

Bowden said that Reds bosses represent the club’s ethos: “Both Danny and Steven have brought a real professionalism to the club, a combination of experience, coaching ability and a passion to play attractive football.

“It’s a recipe for success that is visible whenever the team play, and one we we’re keen to continue.”

He added that Tinnion is an important asset to the club: “It is no coincidence at all that our coaches moved immediately to retain the club captain.

Bowden said: “Conor Tinnion is a real fan favourite and exemplifies all the qualities described above, he is a talented player and natural leader.”

The FA is yet to make a decision on whether to null and void the current season but Reds will be ready whenever action can resume.

Bowden said: “Moving forward we are under no illusions and understand that the challenge to repeat this success, whenever we restart playing ,will be more difficult. Other teams will have strengthened and we are the team everyone will want to beat.

“That’s why it was so important to have our coaching team and club captain in place, to continue to develop the talented squad and mount another serious challenge.”