Workington Reds manager Danny Grainger is happy to have a number of selection headaches ahead of his team’s derby day trip to Kendal Town tomorrow (3pm kick-off).

Reds travel to take on their Cumbrian rivals this weekend looking for three points to stay top of the NPL North West Division and Grainger admitted he will have some tough decisions to make for his team selection after an impressive 4-0 win in midweek at Droylsden.

Jordan Little came into the starting line-up for Sam Smith – who has been a mainstay of one of the most impressive back fours in the division alongside Dan Wordsworth – and excelled at the heart of the defence.

And new signing Mwiya Malumo, who was unveiled as a new addition before the game, was introduced from the bench and marked his debut with a goal just over 10 minutes later.

Both players will be pushing to stay in the side on Saturday and Grainger said that was a dilemma he was hoping for over the rest of the season.

“When you look at the squad we’ve got, everyone is buying into it,” he said.

“Mwiya has come in and you can’t really ask much from him than scoring a goal on his debut.

“Jordan came in with Sam out for personal reasons after waiting for his chance and didn’t put a foot wrong, so he’s given me a really good headache to have for Saturday.

“That is something that you need to be successful; you can’t just rely on 11 players.

“Now it’s not just the starting line-up that players are fighting for a place in, but a place on the bench as well which can only be a good thing.”

Smith is expected to be able to return to contention this weekend and Grainger did not have any fresh injury concerns prior to training last night.

Second-bottom Kendal could boast a familiar face in their midfield in Kieran Maguire, who played for Reds earlier this season before leaving in search of more regular game time and found his way to Town.

Reds players Matty Clarke and Brad Carroll have previously played for Kendal.