Friday 29th March 2013  Derwent Park  Kick Off: 13:00:00

Workington Town Squad

Whitehaven RLFC Squad

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Workington struggling with injuries

Workington Town coach Gary Charlton must prepare without Mark Calderwood, while Andy Morris and Jarrad Stack are also struggling to be fit for the Kingston Press Championship Cumbrian derby with Whitehaven.

Town will also be without the suspended Jamie Thackeray.

Charlton said: "Whitehaven have done all right this year. They're very committed and very strong in the forwards, which was maybe where they lacked a bit in recent years."

Whitehaven coach Dave Woods could name an unchanged side after picking up no injury concerns in last week's 22-12 defeat against Halifax.

Woods said: "We were just disappointed that we didn't carry on with the good work we put in earlier on. We let them back into the game and they got two quick tries, and that took it away from us.

"We're fixing little errors and then coming up with something else that we've got to rectify. We need to be smarter."

He added: "Workington will be up for this - they won all five games last year when they played us, and their confidence will be very high.

"They'll be thinking they can get the win, but we have to go there with confidence. They've got bragging rights at the moment, and they'll want to make sure they keep them."