Workington Reds will be staying put at Borough Park for another season as they await news on the long-term future of their home.

Allerdale Council’s new executive voted down plans for an 8,000-capacity stadium on the Borough Park site which would have been shared by Reds and Workington Town and decided to consider a scaled-back version of the proposed ground on Friday.

In the wake of that decision, the football club’s directors have moved to update supporters on their plans for the 2019/20 season.

A club statement said: “Immediately after Friday’s decision by Allerdale Council not to proceed with the new stadium in its current form, we stated that it is our intention to remain at Borough Park for the immediate future.

“The position remains unchanged.”

The club now faces a £15,000 bill for work to prepare their ground ready for the start of the new campaign next month.

“Much work has been done behind the scenes to establish what actions are required to ensure Borough Park is a safe and viable place to play and watch football next season, and the board has put in place an action plan to see the necessary works carried out throughout July and into August,” the statement added.

“Those works have an anticipated total cost in the region of £15,000, which the club will need to find in the near future.

“The spending outlined here is intended to ensure we can continue to play at Borough Park for the next 12 months, during which time we expect to see progress made on the longer-term plan.

“The board will be working closely with contractors to minimise the cost of the essential works and will be looking to secure additional income to protect the playing budget for the forthcoming season.

“Meanwhile, positive talks were held with the council and Workington Town on Monday and it is clear there is a determination and commitment from all parties to see sporting facilities improved in Workington.”

The ambitious multi-million pound stadium was proposed by the former Labour executive and was part of a successful bid to host games in the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.

There were angry scenes as the decision was announced, with audience shouting “disgusting", “disgraceful” and “hang your heads in shame”.

The new executive decided that officers would “continue to work on the business case and that, in so doing, they reduce the size and specification of the stadium with a view to significantly decreasing the net cost and liability to this council.”