Championship preview: Hunslet v Leigh (Sun)

Paul McShane could make his debut for Hunslet Hawks after joining on a dual-registration deal from Leeds Rhinos.

And Hunslet coach Barry Eaton looks set to be given another major boost with the probable return of Andy Yates. David March (hamstring) is the Hawks’ only doubt.

Eaton, whose side lost 28-26 at Barrow on Sunday, said: “Our composure with the ball is affecting our defence.

“We’re conceding tries on the back of poor ball control. We’re scoring enough points to win games, but if you’re making errors in your own half you’re giving teams ammunition.

“If we can maintain possession better, we’ll probably defend better. That’s our challenge for the rest of the season.”

Leigh Centurions travel without Sam Hopkins, who faces a number of weeks on the sidelines with an ankle injury, as they prepare for a  hectic fortnight.

Coach Paul Rowley said: “We’re entering a tough period of four fixtures – against Hunslet, Halifax, Swinton and Sheffield – in 12 days, so we need to be strong both mentally and physically.

“We’ll give Hunslet plenty of respect because we know their capabilities, but we also know what we’re capable of.”

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