Widnes coach Denis Betts said: “It gives me a good headache, because all of a sudden we’ve got blokes back for this game and we can hope for some really good performances on the back of last week.”
The Vikings lost 50-26 against Hull FC on Saturday, but Betts was far from disappointed. He said: “If the players turn up with that kind of attitude and application every week, then we can only get better.”
However, Richard Fletcher could return to Nigel Wright’s squad after overcoming a knee problem.
Last week Barrow beat Dewsbury 18-14 in a thrilling match that has given Wright plenty of confidence.
Now the Raiders coach has challenged his side to put on a performance for the watching television audience.
He said: “It’s time to perform. We need to put on a showpiece.”