Wakefield Trinity Wildcats could be boosted by the return of Richard Mathers and Justin Poore for Sunday’s crucial trip to Hull KR (kick-off 3pm).
Prop Poore has been sidelined with an ankle injury while full-back Mathers has been absent after rupturing his tescticle and suffering an ankle problem at Wigan last month.
Both players were in training this week, with Mathers expected to return and Poore set to be given until the last minute to prove his fitness.
“Mathers is definitely back in”, said Wildcats head coach Richard Agar.
“Poorey has got to do a little bit more with us this week before we make a call on whether he plays or not, but we’ve been happy with the progress both players have made during the course of this week.”
Victory for Wakefield would see them leapfrog the Robins in the table and Agar admits the outcome could be crucial in the race for the play-offs.
“There’s a long way to go but you would say Hull KR, along with Bradford and a couple of teams below us, are the ones wanting to be fighting it out for those spots,” he said.
“In the context of it it puts a bit more importance on the game.”