Workington forward Liam McAvoy is conscious of a potential Challenge Cup upset when Town face Championship One side Hunslet Hawks this weekend.
The 20-year-old, who joined from Leeds Rhinos in September, had a short loan spell with the Hawks last season.
Fourth-round opponents Hunslet are top of their table, while Worky sit ninth in the Championship - a tier higher.
"I know from experience they're a good side with a good set-up. They'll be full of confidence right now," he said.
"They're going well in the league below and will be looking to turn a Championship side over."
Workington in early March, and since then have won twice and lost twice.
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"We're starting to get used to Phil's systems of play now," ex-Bradford prop McAvoy explained.
"It wasn't quite working at first but it's coming together. Having the dual registration lads from Wigan has really helped too."