Keighley Cougars v Workington Town Match Preview by Joshua Chapman (@Chapalar) in association with A1 Stairlifts.
Following the second half collapse which resulted in a heavy defeat to Halifax, the Cougars play arguably the biggest game of the season this Sunday against Workington Town at Cougar Park.
The game will mark the return of Player-Coach Paul March from his two month stadium ban just three days after ‘Marchy’ ran in a hat-trick during a forty minute appearance for the club’s Under 20’s outfit.
Paul’s return is perfectly timed as Danny Jones (Hamstring) and Luke Haigh (Ankle) are set to miss out against the side from Cumbria, however the game may also mark the return of Scott Law from a lengthy shoulder injury.
The returns of Marchy and Judge Aside, the seventeen man squad is expected to be the same that featured in last Thursday’s defeat at The Shay.
Sunday’s visitors, Phil Veiver’s Workington Town, come into the game three places and two points of the Cougars after their victory over the Batley Bulldogs last weekend.
They come into the game missing loan winger Declan Hulme, who scored two tries against the Cougars for Widnes in last month’s Cup tie, through suspension with Alex Szostak expected to make his first start after joining in the build up to the Batley game.
Workington are also expected to have up to four Wigan Warriors players available to select on Dual Registration terms, the biggest name of which could be Joel Tomkins as he looks to build up fitness following his return from Rugby Union.