Manager Danny Grainger and assistant Steven Rudd have signed new two-and-a-half year deals with Workington Reds.

The duo have committed to the Borough Park club until the summer of 2023.

It follows the impressive work done by Grainger and Rudd over the last two campaigns.

They were denied promotion from the Northern Premier League North West Division last season by the curtailment of the campaign after the Covid-19 outbreak.

Reds were top of the table then, and sat third when the current campaign came to a halt.

Former Carlisle United captain Grainger, 34, said he was "over the moon" to have extended his stay with the west Cumbrian club.

"We are excited in the direction the club wants to go, and can’t wait for next season whatever challenges lay ahead," said the man from Eamont Bridge near Penrith, who took charge in 2019 shortly after ending his playing career.

"We came here with a plan of where we want to go and we haven't finished that yet.

"Anybody who knows me knows that I'm ambitious and that I want to keep being successful."

Rudd said he believed Reds were "going places" while chairman Dave Bowden told the club website said Workington were "delighted" to have secured the futures of Grainger and Rudd.

Workington are waiting to learn whether the current campaign will resume or if it will be curtailed - and, if so, how the Football Association will bring it to a close.

Grainger has argued for a points-per-game calculation based on the last two seasons, saying that a second consecutive null and void decision would put the "integrity" of the game at stake.