Barrow go into the Summer Bash at Headingley on Sunday seeking a hat-trick of wins over Widnes kick off 1-45pm.

The Cheshire side are seven points adrift of Barrow in 7th position and will be eager to close the gap to five in their bid for a top six place in the end of season play offs.

Barrow currently occupy fifth place and will stretch the gap to nine points with six games to go till the end of the normal season.

Barrow claimed a resounding double over Widnes rattling in 78 points with 28 against.

They came back from Widnes 34-24 winners after going 12-0 down in the early stages and had a crushing 44-4 win at Craven Park.

Barrow came through a bruising eighty minutes against Bradford last Sunday 30-4 while Widnes pulled off a shock 24-18 win at Batley.

Widnes have had a change of fortunes recently having sacked Coach Simon Finnegan and replacing him with Welsh International Coach John Kear who himself was shown the door by Bradford.

Coach Paul Crarey is anticipating a tough encounter.

He said “They (Widnes) will come firing on all cylinders especially after we have beaten them soundly in our two previous fixtures, but it’s not about them it’s about us and what we can do.

“I am under no illusions on what we could face, John Kear is a shrewd Coach and he will be well prepared on how we play.

“Once more we are playing before TV cameras and we have to perform better than our last two games on the BBC and Premier Sports.

“We were off the mark in the last one against Halifax.

“We had a good win over Bradford last week and I look for further improvement as we really want to be in the play offs.”

Barrow should be more or less at full strength with Tom Hopkins and Danny Morrow back in the frame.

Dan Toal however could still be around three weeks before he is available, the hard working forward has a dislocation to his knee while Gary Wheeler has a bicep injury.

Crarey is keen to squash rumours that flying machine Tee Ritson could be on his way to a Super-League club next season.

The Barrow Coach said: “We have heard nothing officially regarding Tee Ritson moving on.

“He is on a three-year contract and though there is plenty of talk on the streets, there has been no approach from any club or his Agent.

“We want to keep hold of Ritson and any approach has to come direct to the Club.”