The All Golds are back in league action this weekend with a long trip up to Cumbria to take on Workington Town.
After the disappointment of last Sunday’s Challenge Cup defeat to Doncaster Lee Greenwood says he hopes to see an improved showing against Workington on Sunday. The All Golds head coach said: “I was frustrated with our performance at Doncaster. The players know they’re better than what they showed and I’m looking for a response on Sunday.
“We’ve shown so far this season that we’re capable of much better. We’ve moved on from that though and we’re really looking forward to Sunday. Workington are a good side who have a number of players who have competed at a higher level than League 1. We know we’ll need to be at our best to get something from this game.”
Prop Harrison Elliott is expected to be fit for the game after the knee injury he sustained at Doncaster didn’t prove to be as serious as first thought. Fortunately there are no other injury concerns which means a similar line-up to last Sunday is expected. Irish international Graeme O’Keeffe’s long awaited return from his cruciate ligament injury took a step closer this past week as he began full contact training.
The injury news for Workington isn’t as positive though. Full-back Tee Ritson suffered a serious leg injury against Newcastle recently and is expected to be on the sidelines for a number of months. Marquee signing Phil Joseph, who joined Town from Super League side Salford Red Devils, will also miss the game as will on-loan Wigan youngster Jack Higginson who suffered a knock to his hip in the 20-6 win at Oxford earlier this month.
Like the All Golds, Workington come into Sunday’s game with one win from their first two league games of the season. After relegation from the Championship last season they began life in League 1 with a narrow 24-20 defeat on the opening day against Newcastle, who also knocked them out of the Challenge Cup a fortnight earlier. They made amends a week later with a 20-6 win at Oxford.
Squad: Billy Brickhill, Joe McClean, Chris Worrall, Harrison Elliott, Luke Stephens, Kadeem Williams, Harry Kidd, Jordan Andrade, James Walter, Malikhi Lloyd-Jones, Steve Parry, Ollie Purslow, Kieran Hyde, Jack Mitchell, Chris Barlow, Brad Kislingbury, Phil Cowburn, Mo Agoro, Alex Gaskell.
Kick-off 3pm, Sunday.