INTERVIEW: It'll be a stiff challenge

Friendly number three on the agenda is our annual trip to Workington on Saturday [kick off 3pm], with assistant manager Gav Skelton looking forward to going up against his old friend Danny Grainger, who is once again in the hotseat at Borough Park.

“It’ll be good to come up against my old mate Danny and an old club in Workington,” he said. “It’s a step up and progression in our games programme and we know that it will be a stiff challenge.

“They played well on Saturday against Blackburn and this will always be a fiercely contested game. That’ll bring more in terms of intensity.

“Danny might play it down but will be desperate to do well. We’ll be desperate to do well, so it’s an increase in terms of that kind of rivalry and intensity and we’ll look forward to that. 

“Quality wise they’ll probably expect to be challenging at the top of their league. They’re a team that is used to winning games. It’ll be a really interesting contest.”

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