Workington Reds go into their final home game of disastrous season hoping to finish on a high.

They host Lancaster City at Borough Park this afternoon (3pm) after Saturday’s narrow 3-2 defeat at Buxton extended their losing sequence to six matches.

Outgoing manager Lee Andrews hopes they can end their campaign by giving the fans something to cheer, and said: “We spoke about trying to restore some pride in the remaining games and with it being the last match, potentially, at Borough Park we want go out on the back of a decent performance.”

Andrews was pleased with the attitude in the narrow reverse at Buxton after Reds made the worst start possible.

After conceding two sloppy goals in the opening eight minutes, Andrews’ side recovered to make a fight of it and were unlucky not to come away from Silverlands with a point.

“Buxton were hanging on at the end and full credit to our boys for recovering from a poor start,” he said.

Having already been relegated, we could easily have conceded four, five or six goals but fair play to them for forcing themselves back into the game leaving the play-off hopefuls a little anxious before the end.”

Jason Walker netted both Reds goals via the penalty spot taking his seasonal tally to 13.

The first was in stoppage time at the end of the first half, when a defender blocked the ball with his arm, with the second, after 77 minutes, following Buxton keeper Theo Roberts’ foul on Conor Tinnion.

Walker missed two penalties earlier in the season.

Andrews may rotate the squad for the Lancaster encounter with a few players struggling to handle two games in three days.

And the manager will bid farewell to home supporters after the match before taking charge of his final game on Saturday.

After 12 seasons at Borough Park serving the club with distinction as a player, coach and manager, the former defender will step down this week with his successor likely to be named in the next fortnight.

“Although I share my disappointment regarding the situation we find ourselves in, I have loved every minute of my time at the club,” concluded Andrews with typical honesty.