Workington Reds boss Danny Grainger has hinted that their may be some arrivals in the New Year.

But he also said that he will only make additions to the squad if he feels it will benefit his side, who currently top the Northern Premier North West Division.

January is normally a strong market and Grainger told the club website that he may strengthen with some names in the pipeline.

He said: “With losing Gaz [Rowntree], having Luke Ivison away at Penrith and Taylor [Charters] back at Carlisle - as well as Ash not looking good for the foreseeable future - we’re trying to see. We’ve got a couple in the pipeline but there’s nothing that’s concrete yet and we’re just putting irons in fires to see if there’s anything there.

“I won’t bother signing people for the sake of it, I’d rather put one of our youngsters in the squad and give him the opportunity.

“If anything pops up in the January period, we’ll go and do it, but I’ll not be rushing into anything that I don’t need to do.”

Reds are back in action on tomorrow at Beechnut Lane where they play Pontefract Collieries (3pm ko).

The reverse fixture was played on August Bank Holiday Monday, as Reds ran out 2-1 winners thanks to a Scott Allison brace. Reds then host Trafford at Borough Park on Saturday, January 4.