ASTIN Mossop is set to among those watching tonight when Furness Raiders head to Wakefield Trinity in the College Rugby League Premier Division.

The cousin of Barrow Raiders vice-captain Nathan Mossop has linked up with the club’s under-19s team after a spell playing on scholarship terms with Super League side Wigan Warriors.

Mossop is unlikely to play against Wakefield, but Furness head coach David Cairns is pleased to hae him coming along and is keen to see him in action soon.

“His registration might come through for the game, but he’s a late starter and I’m probably not going to be able to play him,” said Cairns.

“He is coming with us though because he wants to come away with us and see how things work, which is good.

“I did tell him to bring his boots, because you never know, and he looks like one of those players who can tear it up a bit.”

Mossop is one of a number of players from this area who have been involved with the academy set-ups at Super League sides in recent years.

But Cairns, who signed for Barrow when they were in what was then the First Division, is pleased to be able to offer an opportunity to progress into the professional game closer to home.

“He’s come back to do his work and progress through us, hopefully,” said Cairns. “It’s a pathway we are giving them.”