IF Barrow Raiders are to have a chance of getting something out of today's trip to Bradford Bulls, it could well rest on how much they can get their back three involved.

Luke Cresswell, Tee Ritson and Stargroth Amean all showed how dangerous they can be with the ball in hand during the 52-26 defeat at home to Toronto Wolfpack on Good Friday, with the latter two scores tries and the former of the trio asking plenty of questions of the defence with his trademark probing runs.

Ready to return today as well is Shane Toal, who – like Cresswell – is being eased back into playing following a long-term injury. Should he feature, he would likely play on the wing with either Ritson or Amean slotting in at full-back.

Whichever combination Barrow head coach Paul Crarey decides to go with against the Bulls, they will undoubtedly be salivating at the prospect of running amok on the wide open spaces of the Odsal pitch.

"Luke showed against Toronto what a class act he is out the back, his support play is brilliant and he found some holes," said Crarey.

"He's probably not where he was before he got injured, but he knows that and he's such a model professional.

"Tee has come in and can play on the wing as well as anybody, he's lightning quick on the edges and a massive threat when we turn him back inside.

"We can rotate because Star can play full-back and I thought he was outstanding against Toronto. He's a different class when he gets his head on it and he's injury free."

Crarey is eager to see the Raiders keep playing with the sort of freedom they did against Toronto and their prior Betfred Championship match away to Leigh Centurions, with both games seeing the side take plenty of positives from their attacking performances despite suffering defeats.

The challenge is to keep that going against upcoming opponents – and two of the strongest part-time sides in the division – Featherstone Rovers and Halifax as well, followed by the Summer Bash clash with Sheffield Eagles.

Then it is what already looks like a key fixture at home to bottom side Rochdale Hornets and Crarey knows it is hard to play with freedom in those games.

"What we've got to do is be as free when we play them," said Crarey. "There's not a lot of pressure on you when you're playing these sides because money talks and you can relax because if you make a mistake, it's not going to cost you your league position.

"A lot of teams around each other tense up when they play each other and you can feel the tension in the changing room when you play the likes of Swinton or Rochdale.

"It's the same for both sides because it's must-win or they're at home and they need to win, and you clam up a little bit.

"We've got to play with the freedom we played with against Toronto and have a good dig."