LEON Pryce reckons his job will be virtually redundant this week as Workington Town prepare to take on the old enemy.

Whitehaven visit Derwent Park in another vital derby clash (1.30pm ko) with both sides pushing strongly for a place in the promotion play-offs at the end of the season.

Town coach Pryce said: “This is one game when I will have to do very little. The motivation is there already and the lads won’t need any firing up.

“I’ve played in a lot of big derby games but I know this one in west Cumbria is as big as any. I experienced it for the first time at Whitehaven over Easter and know what both sets of supporters think about it.

”You can guarantee there will be well-attended training sessions this week as everyone will be desperate to play in the game.”

Whitehaven won the opening League One derby at he Recreation Ground with a late Dan Abram touchline conversion and Pryce knows support from the terraces can help swing things on the field.

“The support we got against Hunslet on Sunday was tremendous. It’s that kind of backing which can make the difference in big games. They were loud and proud and that’s what I hope we will get this Sunday,” added Pryce.

Yet like his opposite number Carl Forster, Pryce will have one eye on the treatment room during the week hoping to get more bodies fit and able to do battle in the derby.

Town had to field conditioner Matthew Johnson for the Hunslet game to make up the numbers because they only had 16 players.

Johnson was actually on the field after only three minutes after on-loan Sam Wood (Wakefield) was hurt. He played for half-an-hour before Wood was able to return.

“I’m sure that Elliott Miller will be back for Sunday and, hopefully, one or two others.

“But of course we will lose Fuifui Moimoi to suspension at a time when he’s making a big impact,” said Pryce.