Workington Reds' friendly against Barrow AFC will now be played at Holker Street.

Reds were due to host the Bluebirds at Borough Park on Saturday in their only home game of the pre-season campaign.

The fixture has now been reversed and will be played at Holker Street (3pm kick-off) as weather delays to the pitch work at Derwent Park have meant Town will play another home game at Borough Park this weekend and also have the ground available for the following weekend, pushing back the start of Reds' remedial pre-season ground work to July 22.

Manager Danny Grainger said: “Of course, we would have preferred to play the match at Borough Park in front of our home fans.

"But we have to protect our players, especially with the effort they are putting in, getting ready for the start of the season.

"Barrow will give us a stern test wherever we play them, and we’re grateful that they will host the match.”

Chairman John Mackay added: “The board of directors has a plan in place to ensure that the pitch is football ready at the earliest possible date.’’