Workington Reds boss Danny Grainger said his side are ready to repeat their table-topping effort next season.

With no plan yet in place for a date to return to league action for the 2020/21 campaign, the club is left up in the air - but Grainger says his players are fit and ready for whenever the restart comes.

Speaking to the Reds website at training, Grainger said that his squad has returned in good shape, despite the length coronavirus lockdown.

“It’s been a long time since Tadcaster away,” said Grainger.

“The boys have looked after the themselves through the lockdown and we’ve sent them plenty of challenges through Steven Rudd and Lee Fearn.

“They’ve come back in good shape and it’s been good to see them back on the training pitch so we’re looking forward to getting back to the games whenever that may be.”

And they have their sights firmly fixed on washing away the disappointment of the early end to last season and repeating their success on the field.

“Obviously, it’s a disappointment and it still hurts but come first game of the season, we’ll be ready to kick on and be hungry for success again.

“We’ll put it to the back of our minds, because what’s happened’s happened and we can’t do anything about that but we can affect next season.”

Grainger said he was ‘really happy’ with his summer recruitment, after adding a couple of new faces to a strong squad.

“Ruddy and I sat down at the end of last season and we spoke about who we wanted to retain and where we needed to strengthen,” he explained.

“I think we were very lucky last year in that we didn’t lose many players for a significant period.

“If we’d lost the likes of Scotty or Dav, we’d have probably been a bit light at the top end of the pitch.”