Having struggled against a nine-point deduction last season, the Hornets will begin their league campaign this time around with a clean slate under new coach John Stankevitch.
The capture of Wayne English from Swinton over the winter may prove to be one of the deals of the season. English enjoyed a distinguished career with the Lions, earning a reputation as one of the best full-backs outside Super League.
The young half-back pairing of Ste Roper and Ryan Powell will improve as the season progresses, with most supporters at Spotland eyeing a potential play-off spot come Autumn.
Key Man: Wayne English