Workington Town vice-captain Jamie Doran has called on his team-mates to make “sacrifices” to help the side perform every week and climb the League One table.

Inconsistency has been the story of Town’s season with the side so far failing to record back-to-back wins in League One despite an impressive victory against Bradford Bulls showing what the team is capable of.

Head coach Leon Pryce spoke after Sunday’s 32-10 defeat at the hands of Oldham about the importance of the squad training together three times a week and Doran admitted improving numbers for Tuesday’s defence-oriented sessions could pay dividends.

Doran said: “That’s only going to help us.

“Most teams on the first training session will work on defence and then the rest attack.

“We haven’t been able to get numbers on Tuesday but Leon has pulled us in as a team and said we need to get as many bodies down as we can.

“There are people that work shifts, travel and have family commitments but I think if we want to achieve anything together maybe some sacrifices have to be made.”

Oldham proved too strong for the Derwent Park outfit with Town’s defence unable to cope with the Roughyeds’ pressure and Doran felt the performance was a step backwards.

“It was the whole game we were off,” he said.

“We spoke all week about backing up a win because we’ve gone win, loss, win, loss. If we want to do anything in this league and progress to promotion or the play-offs we can’t keep going on like that.

“We know exactly what went wrong at the weekend; our defence wasn’t up to scratch. Our energy was down.

“I’m not taking anything away from them because the better team won on the day and they’ve got some brilliant players in their side.

“We’d been losing by a try or two.

“In pre-season Whitehaven beat us by 30 points so in that sense it had been coming together.”