‘We need Workington Reds fans to be our 12th man on Saturday’, declared joint chairman John Mackay as the club gears up for the big FA Trophy clash with Bromley.

Mackay said he would love to see 1,000 supporters flock to the ground and provide the boost the team need to get them into the quarter-finals.

Reds face a tough challenge as Vanarama National League high-fliers Bromley land at Borough Park on Saturday, ko 3pm.

But Mackay is confident his side can continue their fantastic run in the competition.

“This is like a cup final to us on Saturday,” said Mackay. “And hopefully that will pull in a big crowd.

“We need the fans to be our 12th man, it would be a massive boost for us if we can get 700/800 or even 1,000 there encouraging the lads. It might be the catalyst that gets us over the line.

“We know the lads on the pitch and the managers and backroom staff all play their part, but so do the fans.

“They can often gee the players up, encouraging them. If we can get the roars and chants going around Borough Park it can help our lads and affect the opposition as well.”

Reds will be without central defender Dan Wordsworth for the game, after he picked up his 10th yellow card in the defeat at Sutton Coldfield at the weekend which rules him out for two matches.

Mackay is confident his team can still go all the way, despite a run of poor form recently.

“We are one match from the quarter-finals and three away from Wembley,” he said.

“I know that is still a long way but we have got this far and you have to believe.

“We are getting closer and we are the last team standing in the area, which is something to be proud of.

“I think we are the lowest ranked team left in the competition, or at least in the north and we have knocked out two teams in higher leagues already.

“So nobody can say we have had an easy passage.”