Broadbent doubt for Barrow

Gary Broadbent will meet a specialist on Friday to determine his availability for the match against Keighley Cougars.

Last week the Barrow Raiders full-back missed his first game in four years.

“He’s training fully, it’s just a case of seeing whether the stitches in his arm have healed properly,” said Raiders coach Steve McCormack.

“He’s still a doubt at this stage, but if he doesn’t play this week then he’ll certainly play next week.”

Andreas Bauer (personal reasons) is missing, but Anthony Blackwood returns.

McCormack added: “I’ve highlighted to the players how competitive Keighley have been this year. The league table is not a reflection of how well they’ve done.

“They play a good brand of football and they’ve tested just about everyone, including ourselves.”

Cougars coach Barry Eaton said: “Barrow have had a disjointed month or so leading up to last weekend, but they look as though they got back on the horse.

“They disposed of Toulouse pretty comprehensively. They look like they’re finding their feet just at the right time before the play-offs.”

He added: “We gave them a really good game in the league earlier this season.

“We’re hoping for another decent performance, but we know how much of an attacking threat they can be.

“They’ve got four or five players who could still be well cemented in Super League sides.”

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