DAVID Cains admits he has little idea of what to expect from Furness’ Raiders opponents in this afternoon’s AoC National Cup last 16 tie.

The Raiders head to Cowley Sixth Form College for their first game in this year’s competition, hoping to emulate last year’s team in reaching the final.

But while head coach Cairns expects the St Helens-based team to be of a good standard, there is little else for them to go on.

“It’s an unknown quantity because we don’t know anything about them at all,” said Cairns.

“I said to the lads on Monday, Cowley is in St Helens and I’m assuming these kids are going to be decent players.

“They’re going to be a decent team and they’re going to know how to play rugby, so we’ve got to be on our guard.”

With just two matches left in the College Rugby League Premier Division season due to the Top Four Play-off being axed this season, the cup represents the only other opportunity for competitive fixtures.

And while the Raiders have been working on playing with more width recently, Cairns knows they cannot afford to throw the ball around with abandon.

“We worked a bit on advanced play, trying play a bit more off the cuff, but I did say to them start with structure,” said Cairns.

“Our plan is to stick to basic structure and when we get chances to play, we play. That’s how any team should play.”