Featherstone Rovers are set to welcome back stand-off Andy Kain for Sunday’s Championship home game against Doncaster but they will almost certainly be without prop Anthony England.
Kain (pictured) is poised to return after missing last Saturday’s 23-8 win at Leigh because of illness but England is likely to be out for several weeks after sustaining a shoulder injury against the Centurions.
Interim head coach Ryan Sheridan will also check on second-rower Tim Spears who picked up a knock at Leigh and Jon Hepworth who is struggling with a hand injury.
“Anthony England just jarred his shoulder. He’s had an x-ray and there’s no real damage,” said Sheridan.
“He went to score a try and he landed on his shoulder. He was in quite a bit of discomfort and I’d imagine he will be out for the next few weeks.”
Sheridan will not underestimate Doncaster who Rovers beat 28-12 at the Keepmoat Stadium two months ago.
“It was a tough game at their place. Doncaster are a physical side and we are expecting no less this weekend,” he added.
“They have a good coach in Tony Miller and some good players.
“We know our preparation will be important this week going into the game. We are now building some momentum in our performances and parts of our game are coming together nicely.
“I think defensively we are getting back to where we have been in the past in terms of standards and how we go about our business.”