Preview: Barrow v Dewsbury

Buoyant Barrow could field the same team that knocked Castleford Tigers out of the Carnegie Challenge Cup.

Steve McCormack’s men came through last week’s heroics relatively unscathed and should be boosted over the coming weeks by the return of three players.

Richard Fletcher, Brett McDermott and Chris Young are unlikely to play on Saturday but they are all edging closer to full fitness.

McCormack said: “We are working for consistency, and although the squad is looking very strong at the moment we cannot afford to have any slackening off.”

Warren Jowitt’s injury list continues to grow as Dewsbury solider on without a number of first team players.

Anthony England, Stewart Sanderson, Austin Buchanan, Rob Spicer and Alex Bretherton remain sidelined while Adam Hayes is also facing an extended period on the treatment table.

“Adam did his shoulder in the first four minutes of the game against Bradford,” said Jowitt. “We think it’s his ligaments but we’re not 100 per cent certain just yet.”

Jowitt added: “Barrow will be riding high after last week. They must have played well to beat a Super League team and we know this will be a tough one for us.

“We’re full of injuries and we’ve got our backs against the wall, although Luke Menzies could possibly be back if he gets through training without any problems.”

Jowitt has also signed Danny Addy on a dual-registration deal from Bradford.

“He played well against us on Sunday and he brings size, enthusiasm and ability. He’ll be good for us, and we’ll be good for him, because it’ll be a higher standard than the Bradford reserves.”

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