Haven boss Gary Charlton admits he has learned a lot about his side in the past few weeks – with players stepping up to the mark in new roles.

Several stars have switched roles over the last couple of matches and it is paying dividends for Whitehaven, as they have started to rack up the wins.

Sam Forrester has moved into the half-back role, alongside Callum Phillips, with Dion Aiye heading to loose-forward and Chris Taylor flourishing at full-back.

And Charlton says he couldn’t be happier with his charges.

“Sam and Callum have just connected really well,” he said. “Dion is more of a running player with the ball in his hands while Sam can control the game from six.

“Dion is explosive so it makes it easier for us to have him at 13 and Sam in the half-backs.

“Then Chris Taylor was outstanding at full-back last weekend.

“We have found out a lot about our players in the last few weeks and we are really happy with what they are doing.”

The worries for Charlton, ahead of this weekend’s trip to West Wales Raiders, is a couple of injuries in the ranks. He may be without young forward Matty While for the next few weeks as he undergoes a scan on a knee injury and Ruairi McGoff is also a doubt with a calf strain.

“Matty has got a knee problem so needs to go for a scan,” explained Charlton. “It could be longer term but we will just have to wait and see.

“He has given it a rest and done some physio but it has not responded. He tried to play a couple of weeks ago and didn’t get through the game so he needs a scan.

“And Ruairi McGoff has a calf strain so we will look at him this week as well.”

Haven are playing the clash in Llanelli at 11am on Sunday morning to try and meet the needs of both clubs but Charlton is not worried about the early start.

He added: “We will go down the night before and then play on Sunday morning and the early starts stops us hanging around.

“It is good for the players and coaches but we appreciate it is not great for the fans but it is a one-off and we are having to do it.”