Gateshead are given a double boost ahead of Sunday’s Co-operative Championship One fixture with Swinton.
Director of rugby Chris Hood has confirmed that Kevin Neighbour is expected to play following a recent knee injury.
And Matt Barron will also come back into contention now that he has completed his three-match suspension.
Hood said: “Swinton have got some quality players, so it’s good to have these blokes back.”
He added: “Swinton have gone through some troubles themselves, but I’m sure that as with all clubs when there’s a change in coaching personnel there’s always a reaction. They’ll come out firing and wanting to impress Paul Kidd.
“However, we’ve had a good week ourselvse. This team is still in its infancy and there’s a lot of work going on.”
But with Paul Kidd back in charge, the Lions are hoping to continue from last week’s 56-28 win against London.
Kidd said: “There were some sloppy errors, but if we can cut those out and play like a team then I’m sure we’ll be OK.”