Workington Reds manager Danny Grainger urged his players to turn up the heat on their promotion rivals by continuing their stellar home record at home to Mossley tonight (7.45pm kick-off).

Borough Park continued to be a fortress for Reds at the weekend, with Reece Kendall’s second-half goal cancelling out Workington’s opener from Dav Symington before Scott Allison and Millenic Alli struck for the hosts in the last 10 minutes of the game to clinch another three precious points for the NPL North West Division leaders.

Grainger believes it is imperative they do not let their levels slip because teams will be travelling to West Cumbria looking to put an end to their unbeaten home league record, including tonight’s visitors who are 11th in the table.

He said: “With nine games left now we need to make sure we put our foot down and make sure we’re ready.

“We’ve got a big game on Tuesday night and we need to make sure we pick up three points and keep putting the pressure on other teams to make sure they’re getting results as well.

“We need to keep our intensity up and keep playing the way that we can because we know that there will be teams coming here wanting to be the team to take our league record away from us.”

The Reds boss revealed he plans to make changes for tonight’s game, with a number of players in the squad champing at the bit to get back in the side after impressing in last week’s Integro League Cup clash with Ossett United.

But any reshuffling should not be due to injury as Grainger did not expect to have any absentees with knocks.

“Obviously with Conor Tinnion coming back from injury he’s got tired legs but we’ll monitor that and see what we think prior to the game,” he said. “Fingers crossed we’ll have a full squad to pick from.”

While there were good performances across the board in Reds’ latest league victory, special praise was reserved for Sam Smith, Dan Wordsworth and the rest of the defence for providing the foundation of Reds’ special run.

“There were a lot of good performances but Sam and Goose were different class against a physical presence,” Grainger said.

“Sam was very composed with the ball and gave us that platform to build on but I think the back four and Jim were superb, as were the rest of them.”

Reds are due to travel to take on Tadcaster Albion on Saturday, but there is still some doubt over where that game will be played.

The Reds Independent Supporters Club have donated £100 to help the club recover after their ground was recently hit by flooding, with Grainger’s squad doubling that and the club’s directors taking the total to £300.