FOR the third successive weekend Barrow travel into Yorkshire to face Halifax a team that pulled off a 20-17 win at Bradford last week despite being down to twelve men from the first minute.

Jacob Fairbank from the famous rugby league family was dismissed for throwing punches at Sam Hallas but Fax stuck to the task and earned two points.

Barrow will have to put Good Friday's 56-6 defeat at leaders Featherstone behind them and the forward line has been strengthened with the addition of Wakefield Trinity's 6" 4"prop Sam Eseh.

Coach Paul Crarey has brought Eseh into the 21-man squad so he can rotate his players after a tough two weekend trips into Yorkshire.

The Raiders boss said "We have brought in Eseh to freshen us up Halifax are a big tough side and it gives me the opportunity to give someone a well-earned rest.

They (Halifax) got a good result at Bradford, so we know we are in for a hard eighty minutes.

It is a case of matching them for enthusiasm but we are well prepared.

Following tomorrow's clash, we have three home games starting with York a week on Monday before Premier Sports cameras then on the Sunday we play Featherstone in the 1895 cup semi-final.

Then what is always a tough game with Workington.

There are no easy games in this division, so we need to stay clear of injuries and keep everyone fresh as possible."

Halifax are a good all-round team with two former Whitehaven players in their squad Lachlan Walmsley and Frenchman Louis Jouffret. a big prop in Adam Tangata and West Cumbiran hooker Brandon Moore.

For the Raiders, Gary Wheeler returns after missing the Featherstone game with a slight thigh problem.

He could be back at centre with Shane Toal reverting to the wing otherwise it will be a similar line up to last week.

On the injury front Ryan Shaw is still around two weeks from returning, he has a floating bone in his foot and went for a scan yesterday.

Dan Toal still has a thigh problem and like Shaw could be two weeks away.

Ethan Kelly has returned to training following a hamstring injury.