Goal-scoring midfielder Brad Hubbold hopes Workington Reds can pick up where they left off on Saturday when they face Tadcaster Albion for the second time in four days tonight (7.45pm kick-off).

Reds are due to travel to the Global Stadium to take on Albion in an FA Trophy first-round qualifying clash after beating them 2-0 at Borough Park on Saturday with goals from Hubbold and Nathan Waterston.

And Hubbold, who was man of the match at the weekend but is a doubt for tonight’s game after picking up a knock, is hoping to see more of the same from his side and progression into the next round which would see Reds face a trip to Leek Town on Saturday.

Speaking to Reds’ website, Hubbold said: “We’ll go again and try to play exactly the same way.

“If we do, they won’t be able to cope with our movement, runs off the ball and things like that.

“Hopefully, we can go and show them again.”

Hubbold has been in good form in front of goal already this season, scoring a number of vital goals as part of Reds’ terrific start to the campaign.

The former Holker Old Boys player believes that is down to manager Danny Grainger giving him licence to play in a more advanced role.

“It’s changed a little bit from sitting deep in pre-season,” he said.

“I’ve been asked to go forward which gives the likes of Cass [Ceiran Casson] the chance to sit in there, break up play and get us going forward.

“Tinners [Conor Tinnion] does what he does best; controlling the midfield and going box-to-box.

“That’s just given me licence to play higher recently and make those runs in behind.”

Saturday’s win came in Reds’ first league action since October 5 and kept them top of the NPL North West Division, three points clear of second-placed Clitheroe and with a five-point lead over Marine in third.

The fact that the victory came against one of their promotion rivals made it all the sweeter and Hubbold admitted it had been “very important” to take three points to keep their title challenge on track.

“We need to keep beating the top teams and keeping the gap between us and them, especially with their games in hand,” he added.

“Everyone of us, even in the warm-up, was pushing for the win.”

Waterston is another of a number of players whose fitness to feature tonight is in question.

Meanwhile, Casson has been named the club’s player of the month for September, while Tinnion collected the prize for last month.