Workington Reds joint-chairman John Mackay says they are not worrying about slipping out of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League play-off places.

Mackay admitted it was disappointing to lose last weekend at the hands of Barwell but that the season was far from over.

He said a lot could happen over the next couple of months and Reds were still in the mix with their ultimate aim being promotion.

“It is always disappointing to lose. We did our best and silly mistakes cost us both goals but that’s a fact of football,” said Mackay.

“If we played perfect every week, we would win every week and that doesn’t happen in football at any level.

“But promotion is still our goal.

“As the old adage goes, it’s never over until the fat lady sings.

“There’s lots of games to go and lots of points to be won or lost.

“And I’m sure lots of things will happen before the end of the season.”

Reds are currently in seventh position but there are only six points between them and second-placed Shaw Lane.

And they can put things right immediately, as they face the trip to bottom side Sutton Coldfield this Saturday.

Checks were due to be made on captain Gari Rowntree ahead of the game after he suffered from a tight hamstring and had to come off at half-time on Saturday.

But Dan Wordsworth won’t be available as he is suspended for two matches after receiving his 10th yellow card.

This means the experienced defender will miss both the trip to Sutton and the visit of Marine on the following Tuesday night.