Workington Town are ‘heading home’ after confirming they will play their next home game with Coventry Bears at Borough Park.

Borough Park was the home of Town from their formation in 1945 until 1956. So, in effect, the club is just returning to its former haunt, when they play the Bears there on Sunday, June 16.

Town are departing from Derwent Park for the game, as their ground is currently undergoing pitch improvement works that have been planned over the last year.

The work is to upgrade the playing surface and increase the available pitch size to accommodate FA requirements.

This would allow the pitch to be used by football clubs including Workington Reds.

A club spokesman said: “Town and Reds continue to work together and this means that Town are currently using Borough Park for training.

“This also means that the Town home game against Coventry Bears will be played at Borough Park.

“Borough Park was the home of Workington Town from formation in 1945 until 1956 so it could be said that Town are ‘coming home’.

“We hope fans will join us there for the first time in more than 50 years!”

Plans to demolish Borough Park, to make way for the new stadium, are due to be discussed by Allerdale council’s planning panel on Tuesday, June 4 where they have been recommended for approval subject to conditions.

Workington Reds and Workington Town are also joining forces this weekend to welcome supporters and talk about the future.

The two clubs are holding a question and answer session for fans involving their respective new coaches on Friday.

New Reds boss Danny Grainger and Town head coach Chris Thorman will be in the Gus Risman Bar, at Derwent Park.

Doors will open at 7.30pm, with the session expected to start at 8pm.

“It should be a great night with an insight into the plans both coaches have for their respective sides,” added the spokesman.

n Workington Town are back in action and on the road this weekend as they take on Leigh Centurions in the second round of the new 1895 Cup.

The game will take place on Sunday at the Leigh Sports Village, with the added incentive of the final of this competition being played at Wembley.