Sunday 21st April 2013  Recreation Ground  Kick Off: 15:00:00

Whitehaven RLFC Squad

Workington Town Squad

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Doran - Haven can take derby honours

Lee Doran is relishing a Tetley's Challenge Cup Cumbrian derby when Whitehaven welcome Workington Town to the Recreation Ground on Sunday afternoon.

Town have won the last six games between the sides and Doran believes Haven can turn things around and earn the prospect of a tie against a Super League club in the fifth round.

"We're all definitely looking forward to it," said Doran.

"Derby games are always special and the type of games that you look forward to playing in and to have that type of game in the Challenge Cup is extra special.

"It doesn't get much better than drawing Workington. When we progressed from the last round we wanted a big game, and it doesn't get much bigger than this - in terms of derby games you can't get much closer than Workington and Whitehaven and it will be a great occasion.

"It's massive for the fans as well. They've been with us through thick and thin and they're very loud and very proud up in Cumbria.

"Because it means so much to them that rubs off on the players and we want to get that win for them, to get one over the local rivals and draw a big Super League club to give the fans something to really relish."