Workington Town coach Chris Thorman says he is expecting Hunslet to send a strong side to Derwent Park on Sunday.

A 14-man Town side beat Hunslet in the opening round of the 1895 Cup earlier this month, in Thorman’s first game in charge, but he think he will be facing a different team in Sunday’s League 1 clash, ko 3pm.

“We are expecting them to be much stronger,” said Thorman. “I know last time they rested a few players and took the opportunity in that competition to rotate their squad a little.

“But I did learn a lot about ourselves in the game and that is what I have to focus on.”

Thorman was disappointed with Town’s loss last weekend in Coventry and said his side still has a lot to work on in the run-up to Sunday.

“There’s a lot for this team to fix up from my point of view,” he added. “This week we will be working on some basics.

“We will look at controlling the ruck, the kick chase, line speed and working together defensively, these have to be our priority.

“Last Sunday was a reality check of where we are at the minute.

“And we just didn’t handle their outside backs at all.

“Coventry are no mugs and they have taken some scalps this year, especially at home.”