Workington Town head coach Chris Thorman hopes his players will feel the benefit of the gruelling “mini-preseason” they have endured over recent weeks when they travel to West Wales tomorrow.

Thorman has put his troops to the test in training since their last League 1 game against Hunslet at Derwent Park on May 19 and believes that will pay off over the remaining months of the campaign.

He said: “In the period after the Hunslet home win I decided to give the players a mini-preseason to make sure we used the opportunity to train hard.

“The Leigh game wasn’t a priority and we rested players to make sure they were right for the period of games coming up.

“The boys definitely trained harder than they have been used to.

“They’re getting better but there’s still significant improvement in them all.

“Like I’ve said in the press before, it’s all about incremental improvements.

“We’ve got to be peaking in a couple of months’ time but also able to pick off wins in the short term.”

Town travel to West Wales (3pm kick-off) looking to record back-to-back League 1 wins for only the second time this season and Thorman stressed that the focus has to stay on what they can do rather than what the opposition are capable of.

Despite that, he is also wary of not paying enough respect to any of the division’s sides.

“At this stage of the season winning has got to be the priority,” he said.

“Our focus is on us and what we’ve been doing in training but we’re also not underestimating anyone because I thought we did that a little bit against Coventry and they showed us up.”

Captain Ollie Wilkes and Perry Singleton were due to be checked over at training last night but Thorman was hopeful that the pair would be “in the reckoning” for tomorrow’s game.

Thorman revealed he has a number of “injury clouds” hanging over his squad which were due to be assessed last night.