Workington Reds’ battle to avoid the drop from the Evo-Stik Premier Division has been likened to film favourite The Great Escape.

Paul Armstrong, Reds’ computer expert and regular live scoreboard reporter, has come up with a publicity poster to back up the relegation fight.

Matty Douglas and Niall Cowperthwaite, who scored the goals in a 2-0 win at Grantham on Saturday and new signing Garry Thompson have been given top billing.

Armstrong said: “I had this poster at the back of my mind and remember it advertising The Great Escape.

“I transferred the heads of Matty, Niall and Garry onto the three main stars of the film and doctored the rest to give it a Reds flavour.

“I’d just dozed off and then watched the second half of Newport’s FA Cup win, so that might have inspired me.

“I think once I’d found the old poster it took me about an hour to put it together and get it on the Reds Facebook page.

“I’m hoping it might inspire us for the rest of the season to get out of trouble and the way we’ve played in the last few matches I think we can do it.”

Reds go to bottom side North Ferriby on Saturday looking for a third consecutive victory, as they currently sit seven points from safety.

They do have games in hand on every team in the league except Witton (both have played 25). The majority have played 28 or 29.

Manager Lee Andrews said: “Games in hand are fine as long as you can win them. And, as far as we are concerned, we are looking no further than North Ferriby on Saturday.

“We did think we had a good chance of winning four in a row, and we have managed two so far with one postponement, so we need to finish off with a win on Saturday.

“From then on we will be taking it one at a time, ticking off the points hopefully and making progress up the table.”