WARRINGTON Rylands are back in league action tonight – and manager Michael Clegg is looking for a reaction.

Since they last played a Northern Premier League fixture, Blues have been knocked out of the FA Cup by Macclesfield and latterly, the FA Trophy following a heavy 4-0 defeat at lower-ranked Avro on Friday night.

The Trophy loss saw Clegg make changes to his side – defender James Butler, midfielder Ben Hardcastle and forward Adamah Sidibeh were left on the bench while veteran midfielder Dean Furman and leading scorer Mo Touray were left out altogether.

However, all five are set to come back into the starting side as Blues welcome Workington to Gorsey Lane in the NPL Premier Division.

Clegg says he would make more changes if he was able to but believes Friday’s loss has cleared up his thinking in several respects as they look to continue their promising league campaign.

Blues sit third in the table having not lost in the league since the opening day but they face a Cumbrian side who sit close behind in sixth having started well following promotion last season.

“Does it change anything for us in terms of the league and where we’re going? Not really,” Clegg said following the Avro defeat.

“The only thing it has done is make it easier for the coaching staff as it looks like now, we know our best XI.

“We’ve left four or five really important players out and we looked absolutely dreadful without them, so they will come straight back in – every single one of them.

“Barring Clive Smith, everyone who played on Friday wouldn’t be playing if we had a squad that big.

“Sometimes in football, you need a bit of a reaction. We’ve just been on an unbelievable run but we got beat at Macc and the manner in which we lost to Avro hurt.”

Tonight’s game kicks off at 7.45pm.