Whitehaven will be looking for some Saturday Night Fever this weekend when the Recreation Ground stages League One’s top game.

The match has been moved to Saturday night, with a 6pm kick-off, a slot which Haven tried to utilise a couple of seasons ago.

London Skolars are the visitors, who are joint-top of the table alongside Whitehaven, although with an inferior points differential.

The Skolars – the surprise package in 2019 – briefly went top on Saturday as they were first to play over the weekend and beat Doncaster 22-6.

It put pressure on Whitehaven to hold their nerve, while retaining their form and place at the head of affairs which they did with a good 28-14 win in Wrexham against North Wales Crusaders.

Skolars, who have lost only twice in nine league games, are enjoying their most successful start to a season and look capable of making their best-ever finish.

It is certainly a game that Whitehaven coach Gary Charlton knows will need maximum attention to the preparation, and Skolars are far from the easy touch they used to be.

Typical of that is they have several players looking to improve their chances of making international World Cup squads – particularly Jamaica.

But they also have a Greek international who played on Saturday in the 56-26 victory over Norway, which was staged at the New River Stadium ahead of Skolars’ game with Doncaster.

Skolars coach Jermaine Coleman admits he missed forward Robert Tuliatu but was happy to see him further his international career with Greece.

“I’m in a win win situation because the better he plays for me at Skolars the more chance he has of playing for Greece.

“The happier he is playing for Greece the better he will play for me.

“We have Ronnie Palumbo itching to get back into the Italian squad and quite a few of the Jamaica squad are with us so the World Cup is going to be that bit special for London Skolars.

“The more experience they all get at international level the better it will be for the club.

“The experience that will bring to the squad will be invaluable,” said Coleman.