Former coach Phil Veivers has sent a good luck message to Workington Town ahead of their League One play-off showdown with Doncaster on Sunday.
The Australian was coach at Town when they lost their Championship status in 2016 after he had been in charge for three years.
Now a presenter with State of Mind Sport he said: “Massive good luck to the Town this weekend. Enjoyed every minute of coaching them. Would have loved to have been there to see you get there but I’m a worker now. Lol. Go and get it done.”
Australian Veivers, 57, was considered to be an outstanding coach and unlucky that Town went down in 2016 along with Whitehaven in what was a very competitive Championship.
As such he would be extremely delighted to see them back in the Championship “where they belong.”
Town’s association football neighbours Workington Reds have also sent a good luck message to Derwent Park.
The Reds tweeted: “Good luck to our neighbours Workington Town as they take on Doncaster in the League One play-off final at Derwent Park this weekend. The whole town is rooting for you.”
The message comes at a time when the two clubs are working closely together in the hope of sharing a new-build stadium based on the existing Borough Park.
Talks between the clubs and Allerdale Council are progressing smoothly and they are working towards preparing a business plan ahead of a March deadline.