JAKE Carter is in line to make his senior competitive debut for Barrow Raiders tomorrow when they host Sheffield Eagles.

An injury sustained by Ryan Johnston in last week’s win away to Batley Bulldogs and Nathan Mossop still being a week away means the promising half-back is set to be on the interchange bench, having featured in all of Barrow’s pre-season games.

The 20-year-old put in some promising display during those matches and Raiders head coach Crarey has no problem in giving the under-19s product a game.

“With Mossy not playing and Ryan Johnston out, he’s next in line and it will do him good to play in that game,” said Crarey.

“Jake might be called in early or he might have to see out the game, get us around, be smart and defend well.

“It’s a massive learning curve for him and just to be on the pitch with these types of player is massive for a young kid with a big future.

“We’ll give him a run and see how he goes. They’re the long-term future of the club and it’s my job to nurture them.”

Carter could be in line for an extended run in the side in the coming weeks, with Jamie Dallimore being handed a two-match ban for dangerous contact with Wayne Rettie by the Match Review Panel following the 22-18 win at Batley.

“Nobody shows you how to tackle a player from behind when a player has got away from you and you’ve got hold of your shirt,” said Crarey. “It’s just instinct to use your legs to get them down.

“He’s realised that, put one foot on the floor and been pinged for it. That’s the rules and he knows what he’s done, and you’ve got to agree with (MRP member) Paul Cullen in some parts because you don’t want lads to suffer cruciate ligament injuries and badly-damaged limbs.

“He got sin-binned on the day, which is a punishment in itself, and I just think it could have been one game or a caution, but because of his previous he’s got two, which takes him out of York and Dewsbury.”