Hunslet’s head coach Alan Kilshaw has confirmed his 21-man squad for Saturday’s Betfred League One fixture at Oldham.
Fraser Stroud (foot) and Nathan Newbound (back) remain unavailable through injury, although fullback Jimmy Watson, who suffered a serious finger injury at work recently, is in light training.
Jordan Bull is on loan at Cornwall for a couple of weeks, while Harvey Whiteley has left the club by mutual agreement.
Oldham are, like Hunslet, among the clubs targeting promotion and Kilshaw said: “We have some really good traits and unity in the group. There is a strong connection, on and off the field, with our supporters, our board and the volunteers who work so hard for the club. These are the games – the ones in which we are challenged the most – in which we perhaps most wish to illustrate that connection.”
He continued: “We know how good Oldham can be with the football, and we understand what type of Rugby League we need to play, as opposed to the type of game Oldham will want to thrive in.
“It’s a challenging environment and there are some external factors we need to be able to adapt to. But that’s all part of the challenge. And this group is at its best when under the pump.”
Hunslet (at Oldham, Saturday 3 June): From Jack Render, Adam Ryder, Joe Burton, Jake Sweeting, Nathan Conroy, Harvey Hallas, Sam Hallas, Steve Crossley, Josh Jordan-Roberts, Michael Knowles, Danny Barcoe, Jordan Syme, Lewis Wray, Morgan Punchard, Aaron York, Spencer Darley, Sean Croston, Brad Wheeler, Alfie Goddard, Matty Beharrell, Johnny Campbell.
The match is kicking off at 3.00pm, as opposed to the previously announced start of 1.00pm, following agreement between the clubs.