Workington assistant boss Steve Rudd hopes Reds’ trend of sharing the goals around will continue today when they welcome Prescot Cables to Borough Park (3pm kick-off).

While some sides are happy to rely on a talisman up front to fire them to wins, Reds have seen players all over the pitch contribute to an impressive tally of 45 goals over the first four months of the season.

Forward Nathan Waterston is Reds’ top scorer in all competitions with 11 goals but 20 different players have found the back of the net for Danny Grainger’s side so far this campaign, with centre-back Sam Smith and centre-midfielder Brad Carroll both on the scoresheet in last weekend’s 4-2 win at Ossett United.

Rudd said: “It is important because if you want to be successful you can’t just rely on the front three.

“It is good to see and every game, all season, they’ve done it.”

Competition and rotation has been a theme of Reds’ charge to the top of the NPL North West Division, with players slotting in seamlessly when required due to injury or absence, and Rudd again suggested that is the sign of a good squad.

“I think it’s a positive for us that, last Saturday, we had David Symington missing and Robbie Hebson came in and made three goals.

“It must be a nightmare to play against these players and it comes from the lads really; we give them things during the week to work on but they go out and do it and their attitude is always spot on.

“Charlie Bowman hasn’t started a game for weeks but he’s there in training at 100 per cent pushing all of the players he’s up against.

“Again this weekend there will be players who aren’t in the squad and they will be frustrated but I think this season every player has known their value to the team.

“The squad is together and they will be successful together.”

Meanwhile, Reds will now face a midweek test next week as their Integro League Cup second round tie against Mossley, which was rained off at Borough Park this week, will now be played on Tuesday (7.45pm kick-off).