Preview: Featherstone v Batley

Rovers coach Daryl Powell is expected to make a number of changes after Featherstone’s midweek victory over Rochdale.

Powell’s men are facing four games in two weeks after the adverse weather wreaked havoc on their Northern Rail Cup games.

Powell said: “The Batley game has great significance for us. We need to do well in the league, starting at home on Sunday.”

Bulldogs’ coach Karl Harrison has warned his squad that their impressive form in the Northern Rail Cup counts for nothing when they travel to the Bigfellas Stadium on Sunday.

Harrison said: “We’re a little bit ahead of other teams at the moment, and things have gone reasonably well.

“It’s been a pretty fair effort so far, but the main thing is that Batley stays in the Co-operative Championship.”

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