Workington Reds’ clash with Shaw Lane on Saturday is in doubt after the Borough Park pitch took a hammering from the weather.

It was touch and go as to whether Monday’s game against Whitby Town would go ahead after heavy rain before kick-off.

But, after the game, the pitch was a quagmire and recent downpours have not helped matters.

“It is doubtful if Saturday goes ahead,” admitted Reds joint chairman John Mackay.

“It was very heavy on Saturday and we have had more rain since then and we are forecast even more for the rest of the week.

“We just have to keep an eye on the weather and hold a pitch inspection later in the week.”

Reds joint manager Lee Andrews has given his players a couple of days off after Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Whitby.

He admitted that his squad were both mentally and physically tired after a tough festive schedule.

And the clash against fourth-placed Shaw Lane is set to be another tough encounter.

“They won’t train tonight to give them a rest, they need a night off,” said Andrews.

“We have a couple of little niggles but hopefully we should have the same squad available for Saturday.

"We will just have to see how the pitch holds up as at the moment I think it is 50/50.”

Tickets are now available for a fundraising night in the Reds Social Club on January 19.

Organised by Alan Airey and with proceeds going to the club, local band Five and Dangerous will be performing.

Tickets are £5 and are available from the club on 01900 602871 or Airey on 017687 76582.