Championship Preview: Featherstone Rovers v Whitehaven

Featherstone Rovers could have Etu Uaisele and Andy Bostock available for Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship clash with Whitehaven.

The pair were believed to be closing in on returns from hamstring and ankle injuries respectively, but both missed out against Workington Town last week as Rovers marked Andy Hay’s first game in charge with a 32-20 victory.

But despite that result, Hay believes he has “a lot to fix up” as Rovers prepare for the visit of in-form Whitehaven.

The Cumbrians have won four of their last five league games, including last week’s 22-18 triumph over Swinton Lions.

Whitehaven coach Dave Woods said: “We’re still not playing great for long periods of the game and we’ve got a bit of work to do, but we’re happy with how things are moving forward.

“We were under the pump against Swinton in the first half, but we did really well after half time.

“This week we’ve got another tough one – they’re all tough in this league – but we can go there confident and hopefully play well.”

Larsen Marabe (knee) is not expected to play after having an adverse reaction following last week’s game, but Paul Jackson could return to action.

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