PAUL Crarey hopes Barrow Raiders will be well-placed to take advantage if Toronto Wolfpack drop their guard when the Betfred Championship leaders visit Craven Park tomorrow (kick-off 3pm).

The Good Friday clash sees the full-time Canadian side come to Barrow on the back of wins against Halifax and Sheffield Eagles which have seen them run up 40 points on both occasions.

Toronto have been beaten 46-16 by fellow promotion contenders Toulouse Olympique this year, however, and almost came a cropper away to Dewsbury Rams before rallying to win 22-17 last month.

So while Raiders head coach Crarey is full of respect for the strength of the Wolfpack's squad – citing former Cronulla Sharks centre Ricky Leutele as a particular danger – he is confident the hosts can push Toronto if they replicate the attacking display they produced at Leigh Centurions just under two weeks ago.

"They're full of quality and the players they're bringing in on top of what they've already got is ridiculous, really," said Crarey. "They're a Super League team in the Championship, aren't they?

"Sometimes when you watch them play they're outstanding, but sometimes they drop their guard a little bit. I think, against Dewsbury, they dropped their guard and they did against Sheffield a little bit.

"They turn the style on when they want, they've got halves who run the ball, they've got a massive middle and a back-line which is star-studded.

"If we play like we did at Leigh then we can put some tries on them and hopefully they'll take us lightly."

The match is the first of two games over the Easter weekend for both sides, with Barrow heading to Bradford Bulls on Bank Holiday Monday and Toronto facing a trip to Featherstone Rovers.

The Raiders are still going to be without the likes of Jono Smith, Martin Aspinwall and Declan Hulme, while Dan Toal serves his two-match ban, but hope to have them back after Easter.

Crarey knows all teams in the Championship will be affected by playing two games back-to-back.

"The Easter period is a lottery for a lot of clubs, especially the part-time clubs," said Crarey.

"You can catch somebody cold or somebody gets busted up on the Friday – and it could be us who gets busted up.

"We might get away with it, go to Bradford and turn them over – you never know what can happen. Batley beat Widnes this week, and the Widnes team seems to be changing and getting weaker as the weeks go by.

"It's a difficult league to predict what is going on."