Lee Andrews is confident Workington Reds can grind out another three points when Mickleover Sports head to Borough Park on Saturday.

The Reds boss says there is renewed confidence in the side, especially after they clinched victory over Bamber Bridge last Saturday.

And he believes that a second consecutive win at home could be on the cards this weekend as they look to escape the Northern Premier League relegation zone.

“The Mickleover game is a massive game now,” said Andrews, who added that they have to keep up the level of performance they showed last Saturday.

“There is the old cliche of taking every game at a time but we’ve said to the lads that last Saturday’s win will mean nothing if we don’t come out next week, don’t perform and don’t get the win.

“We need to grind another result out and I’m more than confident with what we have in the dressing room and the lads coming in that this is a game we can get a maximum three points from.”

Mickleover lie just three places above Reds in the table, nine points ahead of them but Workington do have four games in hand over their visitors.

Sam Joel has come to the fore for Reds with Scott Allison on the injury list and Andrews had praise for the youngster who really stepped up his game against Bamber Bridge

“I spoke to Sam a couple of weeks ago and told him that we needed a little bit more from him and, to be fair, his response has been good,” said Andrews.

“He is working hard off the ball, which was maybe his criticism before. He took his goal well last Saturday, had a shot from the edge of the box and, in the second half, especially after we scored the second goal, he seemed to come alive.

“He was chasing balls into the channels, getting on the end of things and keeping the ball in the right areas for us.”

Workington made a special presentation before Saturday’s game to skipper Gari Rowntree in recognition of his 400th appearance for the Reds recently.

Manager Lee Andrews presented a customised framed shirt to the team captain after the long-serving fullback reached the notable career milestone on New Year’s Day.

A former Blackburn Rovers Academy player, Gari signed for his hometown club in 2007 making his debut tin April that year. He is now into his 12th season at Borough Park over two spells.