Lee Andrews has a welcome headache this weekend – with a host of Workington Reds players champing at the bit to play against Mickleover Sports tomorrow at Borough Park, ko 3pm.

Andrews finally has competition for places as his side face their toughest test yet, to fight their way out of the relegation berths in the Northern Premier League.

After victory last weekend over Bamber Bridge, this is the second game of four that Andrews has targeted to claw their way up the table.

“Looking at the squad we haven’t been in this position with this kind of strength in depth for choice for some time with players available all over,” said the Reds manager.

“Dan Wordsworth coming back after suspension is a massive boost but also the two lads that played last week did really well. So I have a real selection headache but it is quite nice to have.”

With the strength in depth, Reds have allowed two of their players to link up with other Cumbrian clubs to increase their game time.

Dav Symington will build-up his rehab by linking up with West Lancashire League neighbours, Whitehaven, in an effort to get some much needed minutes on the pitch.

“Since his return to the first team, probably sooner than we expected, Dav has made two appearances as a substitute.

“We are grateful to Whitehaven for giving Dav an opportunity, an arrangement we hope will benefit all parties.”

There could also be a similar arrangement with Penrith and Kyle May as Andrews confirmed the veteran defender is still part of the Reds group but, should he not be included in the squad at any point, he would be made available to the Frenchfield outfit if they require his services.

Andrews is also still in talks with another couple of players about joining the club and hopes to announce news shortly.