WHITEHAVEN have offered to help out Workington Town over their current problem with pitches.

Derwent Park is not ready to resume staging matches after problems over reseeding while Borough Park has issues as well, with hosts Workington Reds having to switch Saturday’s game to Barrow because Town are using the pitch on Sunday.

Reds are waiting to do work on the Borough Park surface ahead of the new season which starts in August, but Town are due to play another game there on Sunday, July 21.

Haven chairman Tommy Todd said: “I know we are big League One rivals but this is about extending the hand of friendship as west Cumbrian neighbours.

“We would be quite happy for them to use the Recreation Ground free of charge.”

Meanwhile, Haven are still looking at strengthening their squad in a final push to claim top spot in League One.

The coaching team will consider the names being put forward and will only move for a player who would fit well with the current group.

Andrew Canavan, one of the directors involved in recruitment said: “After the injuries sustained in the North Wales game the club did put out some feelers about available forwards.

“After re-signing Ellis Gillam, that search isn’t as pressing as it was. However, the club continue to receive suggestions for potential signings and the coaches will perform their due diligence on such players.

“With that in mind though, the club owe the squad, so we have the opportunity to continue the fantastic season we have had so far.”

Whitehaven are currently being linked with a young prop forward who has come through the Academy ranks with a Super League club.

Haven currently have second-row forwards Jake Moore and Brett Phillips out for up to another three weeks. Another second-rower Scott McAvoy is unlikely to play again this season as he awaits a scan on a damaged knee.

Two other forwards, Matty While (knee) and Ruairie McGoff (back) are long-term absentees and unlikely to be playing again before the end of the season.

The Cumbrians have six games left to play - Doncaster (away), Hunslet (away), Workington Town (home), Keighley (away), West Wales (home) and Coventry (away).