Kear said: “It’s a big game for everybody, and for part-time players this is our Challenge Cup.”
Town coach Gary Charlton insists Batley’s slope will not affect his men.
Charlton said: “As a club we haven’t played on that pitch for a very long time, and none of our lads will have played on it, but it’s just another green field.
“It’s all about how we prepare; if we prepare well, we’ll give a very good account of ourselves.”
Jarrad Stack and Karl Olstrum are both doubtful for Workington, while Charlton has limited dual registration options, with only Macgraff Leuluai able to play this week after he played in the last round.