In-form hitman Scott Allison is showing his class and providing the platform for Workington Reds’ success this season, believes boss Danny Grainger.

The striker took time to find his feet in the NPL North West Division but is now on a terrific run of form and is the second top-scorer in the division with 13 goals so far this campaign.

League leaders Workington host fellow title hopefuls Marske United – who sit fifth in the league table – at Borough Park on Saturday (3pm kick-off) when Allison will be looking to find the back of the net for the eighth successive league game.

Grainger said: “At the start of the season Scotty took a little bit longer to get going than we would have liked but since then he has been unstoppable.

“It’s not just his goalscoring; that’s been fantastic but it’s his all-round game.

“He provides the platform for the whole team to go out and play the way we do and he’s got the experience and nous to do a lot of little things which help the side.”

Earlier this season Allison became just the third player in the modern era to score a century of goals in competitive games for the club and the sixth in the club’s history.

Allison scored the second of Reds’ three goals against Colne on Saturday as they got back to winning ways in the league following a defeat and a draw in their first two games of 2020.

And Grainger believes the victory had been coming for his Workington side, who have pleased their manager with their performances since the start of December despite results not always going their way.

“Those performances have been really good,” he said.

“If you look at the way we’ve played, even when we’ve dropped points we’ve still created opportunities and nullified teams, limited them to very little.

“It’s just about being ruthless in both boxes because that decides games.

“When you look at the Colne game we’ve probably had four or five chances and scored three goals whereas in the Trafford game we had more than 20 opportunities but only scored two.

“I’ve been happy enough with the performance levels.”