Workington Reds must find consistency if they are to claw their way out of trouble, according to assistant manager Steven Rudd.

A 2-0 win at Grantham Town last Saturday saw Reds record back-to-back league wins for the first time this season.

Now Rudd and boss Lee Andrews are looking to see the same performances and a bit of luck with injuries and suspensions to maintain that form, starting today at North Ferriby United (kick-off 3pm).

"We want to get a bit of a run going and consistency is the big word," Rudd said.

"It doesn't matter who you play; if you've got the same 16 performing week in, week out that's half the battle.

"Previously we've had to make changes because of injuries and suspensions.

"Winning games does breed confidence but on the flip side we've only won two games so we'll take each game as it comes."

Despite Reds' struggles there is confidence in the camp that there is enough quality to reach safety, but the management team will not be taking anything for granted as they look to make that happen.

"Since I came in training and the atmosphere has been good," Rudd said.

"I was quite surprised at the energy in sessions because of how the season has gone."

North Ferriby are adrift at the bottom of the table, 13 points behind second-bottom Reds, but they have lost three of their lost four home games by a single goal so Rudd expects them to put up a fight.

"They haven't chucked the towel in yet," he said.

"They concede a lot but they're a young side and they put a lot of energy in.

"It's going to be a hard game but we've always said to the lads just do the basics really well and make good decisions.

"It starts with the lads up top; they need to keep hold of the ball and press them when we lose it."

It is hoped that virtually the same squad as the one which brought three points back from Grantham will be available today, with a number of players carrying knocks but able to train on Thursday.

New signing Dan Carmichael was still awaiting clearance to play but work was ongoing yesterday to try to make him available for today.

Rudd added: "Some of the lads that are on the bench or not even in the squad will be frustrated but in the next three or four weeks we'll be playing Saturday then Tuesday so they will get opportunities.

"We've got a good squad, even if things haven't gone for them this season."