PREVIEW: Workington (A)

Providing the rain holds off sufficiently, the Rams hope to make the long journey up to the west Cumbrian coast, avoiding a repeat of Tuesday when the weather took it’s toll on the trip to south Cumbria and Kendal Town.

On the same night, Workington made the journey down to east Lancashire, only to return home on the back of a 2-0 defeat, but they still sit top of the table by virtue of the number of games played.

They have amassed 20 points from ten games, with four wins and a draw from their five home games, so they are looking to make Borough Park something of a fortress as they aim to make a speedy return to the Premier Division from where they were relegated last time round.

The Rams were hoping to get the 6-0 thrashing at Gateshead in last Saturday’s FA Cup tie out of their system pretty quickly but the postponement put paid to that.

Instead it’s a tough and long trip up to Cumbria with the intention of gaining three more points as the race at the top of the Division hots up.

The Rams have played just six league games, but the 13 points total leaves them handily placed in sixth spot.

The league table is beginning to take shape, and it looks as though no team is about to run away with things this campaign, so it’s a case of looking at every game as it comes along, with the Rams good away form since the arrival of Chris Wiillcock almost twelve months ago an indicator of how the team travels with confidence.

That confidence will be needed on Saturday as the home side will be looking to return to winning ways after the Clitheroe defeat.