Workington v Whitehaven preview.
Charlton - Crowd can be key
Workington Town coach Gary Charlton is hoping for a bumper crowd for Sunday's do-or-die all-Cumbrian Co-operative Championship 1 play-off clash against Whitehaven.
Charlton has set his sights on a crowd approaching 2,000, and is desperate to impress.
He said: "(Last year) we got a sniff of what the Grand Final is all about and our boys want to play in the big games.
"The target is the Grand Final and the chance to put in a better performance than we did last year."
Town are missing Dan Rooney (cruciate ligaments) and Graeme Mattinson, who suffered a dislocated shoulder while scoring a try against Oldham last week.
For Whitehaven, Craig Calvert faces a race against time to prove his fitness ahead of Sunday's showdown.
The try-scoring winger damaged his ankle early in the second half of Whitehaven's 40-12 play-off win against Rochdale Hornets last week.
But 'Haven will definitely include Jessie Joe Parker after caretaker coach Dave Smith quashed rumours the PNG centre would be returning home.
Now Smith is fully focused on plotting Workington's downfall. He said: "If our attitude is right we can give anyone a game."