JORDAN THOMPSON is eager for York City Knights to "put things right" in Cumbria when they visit Workington Town on Sunday (2pm).

York fell to a heavy 38-12 defeat at Whitehaven earlier this month and will be seeking to avenge their Betfred Challenge Cup exit in this weekend's trip to Derwent Park.

Workington have yet to get off the mark in the 2022 Betfred Championship after six rounds but Thompson is still expecting "a massive challenge."

The forward said: "In the Whitehaven trip, we came up short by a long way, so we're going to be looking to put things right there, with how we perform after that long bus drive.

"We'll look to build on what we did against Widnes and put it all together on the day."

The aforementioned clash with Widnes saw York convincingly dispatch the Vikings 32-6 in their most recent outing.

The victory was arguably the Knights' best of the five they have managed so far in 2022 and, Thompson, it was the side's most complete display.

"It was a great performance by the team and it was a performance that we were looking to put together from six weeks prior," said the former Castleford Tigers, Hull FC and Leeds Rhinos back-rower.

"We saw glimpses in previous games of what we wanted to show but we'd not quite done it for 80 minutes.

"I think Widnes was the closest that we've got to 80 minutes of doing things right.

"It's been good to reflect on that and now move into the Workington game this weekend.

"We know ourselves that we've not put in a full 80-minute performance together, with Widnes being the closest one.

"To get the results we have got still, that only stands us in good stead moving forward."