Welsh international Will Vaulks has urged his former Workington Reds team-mates to fight to the bitter end in their Northern Premier League relegation battle.

Vaulks, now at Rotherham United, has passed on a good luck message to his former club as they face a tough final run-in to avoid the drop.

The 25-year-old midfielder said he looks back on his time at Borough Park fondly and always keeps an eye on their form.

“To everyone at Workington I just want to say good luck for your relegation scrap,” said Vaulks.

“I still look out for your results and I really enjoyed my time there. So dig in and stay up.”

Vaulks revived his career at Reds when he was loaned out to them in the 2012-13 season when his Tranmere Rovers career appeared to have stalled.

He played 23 times for Reds, scoring twice and appearing three times as a substitute, before being signed for Falkirk. He went to Rotherham in 2016 where he has thrived.

And he made his international debut for Wales this month in a 1-0 friendly victory over Trinidad and Tobago in Wrexham.

Reds, now four points from safety in the league, face a tough upcoming four days when they welcome Nantwich Town to Borough Park on Saturday, followed by relegation rivals Mickleover Sports on Tuesday.

But the good news for manager Lee Andrews is that Dan Wordsworth is back in contention, after serving the last game of his suspension and Dan Carmichael is also returning from injury.

Assistant boss Steven Rudd said: “It is great to have Dan Wordsworth back as he is one of the most experienced in the dressing room.

“He talks all the time and is nice and positive so it is good to have him around the squad.

“And with Dan Carmichael coming back as well we will have to leave lads out of the side. But this is what we have been looking for, competition for places.

“Some lads were almost guaranteed to play because of numbers but now they have to keep playing well to get in.

“We have a strong bench as well so it is all positive.”