Taylor is battling to overcome an ankle problem, while Ben Milburn is likely to miss out after suffering a knee injury at training.
Whitehaven coach Dave Woods is hoping for a quick turnaround in fortune after recording three defeats from the club’s first four fixtures of 2014.
Woods said: “We are pretty disappointed with our start. We should be doing a lot better than we have been.
“It will need to be a big performance this week. It’s our first home game since early February, so it’s been a long time coming and we want to give our fans something to cheer about.
“The fans have got a big role to play, too. We need as many there as possible, and then hopefully we can get the three points and go into next week’s game against Barrow with a bit of a boost.”