Farrell set to get his City chance

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AARON Farrell could be handed his first start for Worcester City tomorrow as they attempt to confirm Workington's relegation from Skrill North (3.07pm).

The striker has made eight substitute appearances since joining the club in February but has yet to figure from the off.

With City now safe in the division for another season following Tuesday's 1-0 victory over Barrow, manager Carl Heeley is keen to look at his options ahead of next term.

But the Blue and Whites are still on track to better last season's return of 50 points and know cellar-dwellars Workington need to win their last five matches to stand any chance of avoiding the drop.

"First and foremost I have to be fair to the lads who've done well but there are one or two things I want to have a look at, like Aaron Farrell," Heeley said.

"His application and attitude has been tremendous. Whether we choose to do that tomorrow, I don't know, but he'll certainly get a start before the end of the season and get his opportunity."

Wayne Thomas is set to return to the team after the centre-half missed the Barrow match through an interview for a coaching job in Holland.

Shabir Khan replaced the Football League veteran at Aggborough on Tuesday for his first appearance in three months.

But the Pakistan international is still plagued by a hernia problem and is due to have surgery to resolve the long-standing issue in the summer.

On-loan Argentinian midfielder Santiago Aloi could be involved at Borough Park but is due to return to parent club Kidderminster Harriers following the fixture.

But midfielder Aaron Brown, who was absent for the Barrow victory, won't be available as he is still in Jamaica at a family funeral.

Heeley said: "It's highly unlikely that Shab will be able to play two games in quick succession so to have Wayne back will be a blessing.

"We'll have a look at the injuries and try to freshen it up if we feel it will benefit and help us get another positive result."

Workington are nine points adrift of Stalybridge Celtic at the bottom and the Reds' nine-year tenure in Conference North is hanging by a thread.

They have lost six of their last eight games, including 6-1 at home to Altrincham on Tuesday.

City beat them 4-0 at Aggborough last September with two goals from Ethan Moore and one each for Exodus Geohaghon and Danny Glover.

The 3.07pm kick-off is in tribute to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster and marks the time when the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest was abandoned 25 years ago.

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