Reds have bounced back from a turbulent period, cruising to a 6-0 victory over Whitehaven AFC on Tuesday night.

Workington AFC’s First Team were no doubt eager to get back on the pitch after their first pre-season friendly against Carlisle United fell through due to a player on the Reds side testing positive for coronavirus.

Reds boss Danny Grainger was pleased to see that his side were mentally resilient despite a turbulent few days.

"Their approach to the game never changes. We have to be strong mentally, we know things are going to be up and down."

He added that Reds need to be prepared for situations like the positive coronavirus test as it will not be the last.

Grainger was happy with his side's performance.

"Whitehaven were an organised team and they defended well but the chances we created were good."

Reds are returning to form through their pre-season friendlies ahead of an FA Cup game on September 12.

Grainger said: "The three games we've had have been good, we've used them for what we needed, we've got the minutes under our belt, that's the whole purpose of pre-season."

Workington are confident going into the new season.

He said: "We're heading along the right track."

Future games could see fans return to Borough Park post-coronavirus after the announcement that non-league clubs will be the first to host fans.

Fans passing through the turnstiles in a safe way will be another string to the club's bow.

Grainger said: "There's no way we can't admit fans into the grounds in a safe environment.

"That's been the biggest disappointment, that we can't let the fans in.

He said: "Football is nothing without the fans."