PAUL CRAREY, Raiders’ head coach was a relieved man for the second time within two weeks as key player Jamie Dallimore escaped a ban.

Dallimore was up before the RFL disciplinary for a second successive week after being cited for allegedly biting on a Keighley player.

He was found not guilty, with no case to answer.

Dallimore was sent off two weeks previous for an alleged high tackle on a Doncaster player, but again had no case to answer.

Crarey said: “Once more there was no evidence, and video, of both incidents were inconclusive.

“It’s not in Jamie’s nature to go around biting, the marks on the arm of the player concerned could have been anything, possible scratching from anytime in the game.

“Jamie is a marked man and takes a lot of flack. He is not a dirty player, he is just an enthusiastic lad who plays to win.

“I am pleased with the RFL decision and he was confident he had nothing to answer for and we as a club backed him all the way.”

Dallimore is clear to take to the field tomorrow at the Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium against in-form team Coventry (kick-off 3pm) and, more importantly, free to play in the crucial derby game at Workington a week tomorrow.

Dallimore’s experience is valuable to the team he is Will-o’-the-wisp and he foxes the opposition, and even himself at times and through this he has scored some important tries. His goal kicking is also crucial, he rarely misses a goal attempt.

Millomites Charlie Emslie and Brad Crellin miss out due to self isolating, but the squad is boosted by the return of Danny Morrow, Luke Creswell, plus centres Declan Hulme and Mark Tyson, along with Harry Swarbrick.

Utility player Swarbrick comes in for Shane Toal, who has an ankle injury and won’t be risked ahead of the important clash with Workington next week.

Skipper Jarrad Stack is also ruled out with a “Pec” injury, it was first feared that he would sit out the rest of the campaign, but a specialist report could see him back sooner.

Crarey added: “We are in for a tough game. Coventry have come good lately, with two or three good wins(Keighley last week 24-18) and they gave us a hard game on day one of the season(Won 38-20) They have some good players the Welham brothers Matt and Liam in particular.

“We have eight games to go and we must remain focused. We must take one game at a time and not repeat our performance at Keighley. We were awful and beat ourselves with soom poor decisions, it was a wake up call.”

Roose Pioneers’ scheduled game with Leigh East “A” today has been postponed due to Covid in the East camp.