Workington Reds manager Danny Grainger will have one eye on Ramsbottom United’s trip to Dunston tonight as the NPL North West Division’s second-placed side could knock his team off the top spot with a win ahead of the clubs meeting in a top-of-the-table clash this weekend.

But whether Reds go to the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium on Saturday as league leaders or in second, Grainger is adamant his team will not settle for less than three points as they look to maintain their title challenge.

“We’ll go down there and we’ll not change our approach to anything,” he said.

“We’ll go to win the game and I’ve said from day one I won’t go into any game not expecting to win so I expect us to win the game next week.

“We know that Ramsbottom will be looking for a little bit of revenge as well after what we did to them up here but will also be fearing us as well so I’m looking forward to it.”

Reds came through the first of two back-to-back games against promotion rivals with a win on Saturday, seeing off Marske United 2-0 at Borough Park.

Grainger will hope to be able to call on captain Conor Tinnion again this weekend after he dropped to the bench for that fixture with a groin injury picked up in training.

He said: “I really didn’t want to use him and it was literally only in case of an emergency but I just felt that we were starting to get overrun in the middle a little bit.

“I spoke to Tinners and he knew he wasn’t fully fit but he said he wanted to do it.

“Hopefully we’ll have a full bill of health and a full squad to pick from.

“We want players fighting to not just be in the starting XI but to be on the bench as well.”

A new signing could arrive at Borough Park this week, with Reds having put in seven days’ notice to speak to a player.

Meanwhile, Reds have been drawn at home to Ossett United in the Integro League Cup third round, with a date for the match yet to be confirmed.