Whitehaven cannot afford to get swept away by the big derby atmosphere against Workington says assistant coach David Seeds.
Seeds, a veteran of countless derbies as a Haven centre, was in charge last time they beat Town, in June 2011, but he says that Sunday’s game is about points and not revenge for the seven consecutive defeats they have suffered in the fixture.
He said, “We have 10 games left, five at home, and we have to target those home wins.
“Everyone will be talking about their seven consecutive wins, but it’s a big three points.
“Whether it’s an ugly win or a fantastic win, both teams require the three points because no one is safe in sixth or seventh.
“For me, the three points are bigger than the occasion. The derby will be built up, and rightly so, but we can’t get carried away with it and forget about the three points.
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