Workington Comets boss Tony Jackson is not counting his chickens just yet despite his team thriving in three high-stakes meetings over the weekend.

Comets travelled to Scunthorpe in the Championship Shield semi-finals on Friday night and got a draw in the first leg clash which leaves them only needing a home win against the Scorpions to progress to the final.

They then beat Newcastle and Redcar back-to-back at Derwent Park in a league double-header on Saturday to move into second place in the league table.

But despite their success, Jackson urged calm and wants to secure more points from Friday’s home meeting against Peterborough and Sunday’s trip to Newcastle as Workington aim for top spot.

He said: “It was job done over the weekend but we still need some points.

“The boys are well up for it because we’ve come this far and we want to try and get something for us, Laura [Morgan] and the supporters.

“We’ve got a busy few weeks coming up with big meetings but that’s what we’ve worked all year for.”

Reflecting on the weekend’s work, Jackson was pleased his team maintained their 100 per cent home league record and admitted he would have taken a draw at Scunthorpe before the meeting.

“With us having led all night, it was disappointing not to win,” he added.

“It means we’re level so we just need to beat them at home and no disrespect to them but, if we can’t do that, we won’t deserve to be in the final.

“Saturday was a bit stressful with the weather in the morning and the track was a little bit loose in the second meeting but we got the job done.

“Newcastle will be disappointed with their performance and Redcar was tougher which we always knew it was going to be.

“The biggest problem was our guys were tired for the Redcar match but we held on.”

Comets have called on Ben Barker, who rode against them on Saturday for the Bears, as a guest for the Peterborough clash.