Strong-running Caine Barnes is back up for selection for Workington Town’s Coral Challenge Cup clash with Siddal on Sunday after recovering from injury.

Town look to have a strong squad to choose from, with several players returning to the fray after minor bumps and knocks.

Elliot Miller and Danny Tickle should both be available and Andrew Dawson could also possibly return to action.

“We will have a late check on Andrew as he had a head knock and will have to go through a head test and check with the RFL, but he should be good to go,” said Town assistant coach Craig McDowell.

“It is a bonus that Caine Barnes is back in the squad and Elliot Miller is also fit to play.

“Danny Tickle has been seeing the physio about a recurring injury, but it is nothing major that will stop him playing this week so hopefully we are all good.”

McDowell admitted having the clash called off due to the bad weather last weekend disrupted their momentum slightly but he said everyone is raring to go on Sunday, with the prospect of a home tie against Newcastle Thunder on offer for the winners.

“We want to get this game out of the way as we don’t want any kind of backlog. We will now have to play the Coventry game on what could have been a free weekend for us to fix bodies up,” he said.

“It hasn’t really helped our momentum but we can only play with the cards that we are dealt.

“We would have preferred to play last Sunday but the condition of the pitch would not allow that to happen.”

n Tickets are still available for Workington Town’s sportsman’s dinner on March 22 with Warrington legend Lee Briers. Contact Helen McDowell for tickets on 07557 955622.