Head coach Alan Kilshaw has confirmed his 21-man squad for Sunday’s Betfred League 1 fixture with London Skolars at the South Leeds Stadium (3.00pm).

The party includes prop Harry Kidd, who was sin-binned last week at Barrow for alleged foul and/or abusive language. The Rugby Football League’s Match Review Panel handed him a zero-match penalty notice earlier this week.

Fullback Reece Chapman-Smith, who was yellow-carded for a similar offence at Raider Park, is also in the squad.

Packman Joe McClean returns from his one-match loan stint at West Wales Raiders, who he helped end a lengthy sequence of defeats with the draw with Doncaster.

Several players are unavailable through injury or illness. Scrum-half Dom Brambani, who is still self-isolating, will be back in the frame for next week’s trip to Rochdale, while winger Alex Brown (knee) and forward Joe Summers (hamstring) picked up knocks at Barrow.

Centre Will Cooke (hamstring) and second row Brad Hey (ankle and Covid) continue to be ruled out, while fullback Jimmy Watson’s season was ended by the recent Achilles injury at London Skolars.

The Parksiders’ squad is: Kiedan Hartley, Matty Chrimes, Lewis Young, Wayne Reittie, Reece Chapman-Smith, Simon Brown, Jy Mel Coleman, Dave Gibbons, Jordan Andrade, Vila Halafihi, Nathan Conroy, Harvey Whiteley, Harry Kidd, Alex Rowe, Duane Straugheir, Harvey Hallas, Lewis Wray, Joe McClean, Frazer Morris, Mikey Wood.

Hunslet’s new signing from Whitehaven, Dean Zammit, together with Aaron Jones-Bishop and Antony (AJ) Boardman, have missed the `cut’ this week.

Kilshaw said: “We are all looking forward to playing at home in front of our supporters after two tough away games.
“After the recent Keighley game (when the Cougars snatched a late draw) and the disruption in the camp and player availability I would have taken two points from the next four. However, that doesn’t excuse some of our efforts at Barrow.
“We are now fully focussed on a very good London outfit. It’s a different type of challenge this week; they are a big powerful aggressive team and we will have to be up for the battle. I’m confident my players will rise to this challenge, with the help of our home support cheering us on – the more noise, the better.”