ASKAM are aiming to get back on track and seek only their second win of the campaign when they travel to Clock Face Miners in National Conference League Division Two.

The St Helens side will be on a high after recording their first victory in defeating Beverley 44-28 in a high-scoring game last weekend.

Askam are going light with several players unavailable as Kris Tyson, Tom Hopkins, Gareth Richards, James Wallace, Sam Broadley, Jordan Jones and Tyler Carter all miss out.

Owen Bridle comes in at number nine along with several A-team players as coach Dave Clark faces a tough job on top of losing over seven top-liners to other clubs this season.

He is not down in the dumps, however, as a victory will see them leapfrog their hosts. Both are on two points after four games each.

The Villagers prop up the ladder on points difference though as they have conceded 142 with only 42 on board.

“It is a difficult game for us with so many out, but we will go with 17 players and it is a great opportunity for those lads coming in,” said Clark.

On last week’s 18-0 defeat at home to Shaw Cross, the Askam boss said: “It was 0-0 at half time with them taking the lead 6-0 early in the second half.

“We competed well, but let in a further 12 points in the final minutes. I can’t fault the efforts of the lads – they held up well for long periods.”

Barrow Island face another tricky game at West Bowling and Joe Elliott has delayed naming his final 17, with at least nine of last week’s squad unavailable.

Elliott said “We competed pretty well at Wigan St Judes and were ahead at one point 16-4, but several things happened and they got on top to win 34-20.

“Tomorrow will see many younger lads come in, so it is up to them to prove they can keep the shirt for next week.”