Workington Town have been doing it tough over the last few weeks and will be coming off a heavy defeat at Leigh but coach Phil Veivers believes that form and league position counts for little in derby games.
“Derby games are a different kettle of fish altogether, especially Cumbrian derbies,” he said.
“My boys will definitely be up for it as will the Whitehaven players. After we’ve trained I’ll be naming a competitive team who will be going out there and giving it a go.”
Whitehaven coach James Coyle said: “Obviously Workington v Whitehaven is massive and given where we are in the league and where they are, it’s even bigger.
“We’re both level and probably not performing as well as we want to be so both teams will be looking to springboard off this going into the next few months.”
Wing Gregg Wilde sustained a fractured collarbone against Leigh Centurions and will be missing from the Whitehaven side.