Workington Comets boss Tony Jackson wants to take momentum into busy weekend


Workington Comets can lay the foundations for a strong weekend if they shock Glasgow Tigers on the road tomorrow night, says team manager Tony Jackson.

Glasgow are well-placed to secure a Championship play-offs spot but are in the midst of an injury crisis, with Nike Lunna, Tom Perry and Maryport's Dan Bewley set to miss tomorrow night's fixture (7.30pm start).

Workington pushed Glasgow all the way when the two sides last met at Ashfield in April, with Comets taking a consolation league point as the Tigers sneaked a 46-44 win.

And with the hosts suffering their first home loss of the season on Saturday, Jackson believes his side have every chance of surprising their patched-up team.

Jackson said: "There are definitely points to be had this weekend and if we can get off to a good start we'll have something to build on.

"We'll take heart from last weekend and the chances are Glasgow will be a bit vulnerable.

"By their own high standards they've had a bit of a poor run lately.

"Under normal circumstances you'd expect a bit of a bounce back after that defeat against Sheffield but with them only having half a team you never know.

"It's still a tough place to go."

A win would boost confidence in Comets' side ahead of trips to Edinburgh on Friday and Peterborough on Sunday, with a home meeting against Newcastle on Saturday.

The Tigers have brought in Josh Pickering and Ben Hopwood as guests for tomorrow night's meeting and will use rider replacement for Bewley.

Dale Lamb will guest at No7 for Comets.

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