Barrow have been dealt a cruel blow with French wonder boy Hakim Miloudi ruled out of the clash with promotion hopefuls Featherstone Rovers.

Miloudi a try scorer in the fantastic 30-12 win at Batley last week damaged his elbow and will undergo a scam to see how serious the injury is.

But on the plus side a ready-made replacement, with Matty Costello returning on loan from Super-League side Salford Red Devils.

Costello has been a massive hit with the team and supporters and once more Coach Paul Crarey is delighted with the Devils Coach and friend Paul Rowley allowing such an experienced player to help put.

Also, in the squad after missing out last week are key players, skipper Jarrad Stack (Illness) and Jarrod Sammut (Suspended).

Also lined up for a scan is warhorse Dan Toal who has a problem with his kneecap while Charlie Emslie is also ruled out. Danny Morrow has put his hands up to play despite receiving seven stitches to a gashed head wound last week.

Crarey said ahead of the fixture “It’s another tough game but there's no pressure on our lads who are up against second placed Rovers.

“We have achieved our target for the season by qualifying for the play off's but we will push on.

“I can't praise the lads enough for that win at Batley they were fantastic, we played without key players and in the 17-man squad 12 were locals (Including West Cumbrian Tee Ritson).

“We are busted with several out injured, but these lads never give up, they fight till the end and in many games, it has paid off.”

Barrow now have four games remaining Rovers and Dewsbury at home with trips to Newcastle (next Saturday) and London to round off the regular season.

Although placed fifth and facing an away tie in the play off's Barrow could still finish fourth with York Batley in the middle of a bad run of results, if so, they would have home advantage.

However, they have to get over the first hurdle against a Rovers side that is stacked with quality players and who crushed relegation threatened Dewsbury 72-6 last week.

Cook Island international Jonathan Ford is set to play in the halves along with Morgan Smith with points machine Craig Hall operating at full back.

On the wings are ex-Leeds - Luke Briscoe and Warringtons Tom Lineham.

Ruled out through a three-match ban is Tyla Hepi.