After doing their fight against relegation no harm at all by thumping Featherstone last Sunday, Barrow Raiders will be heading to the home of the Super League leaders tonight, as they face Leigh Centurions in the quarter finals of the 1895 Cup.

With Leigh’s pitch undergoing annual maintenance, the last eight tie has been moved to St Helens’ Totally Wicked Stadium, with both teams having to play their second match in the space of four days.

Adrenaline may be enough to keep Barrow’s players going after the manner of their performance in their 38-16 win against Fev, but the fact remains the Centurions have considerably more depth in their squad to facilitate them making changes.

Head coach Paul Crarey said: “We’ve got to look after our players because they are human beings, when all’s said and done.

“Alec Susino did big minutes on Sunday so he won’t be doing big minutes on Wednesday, and we’ll have to manage the lads who came off the bench.

“Both sides played on Sunday and the quality of the game three days later is never going to be as good - it’s like the Easter Monday game against Bradford, where it was sloppy because players were getting fatigued.

“It’s about who wants it the most and who controls the ball, it’s about game management and not making mistakes because there will be a massive fatigue factor for them and for us.

“It depends what dual reg players they’ll have. They rely heavily on dual reg, Leigh, and it’s a conveyor belt of players, where we have the same group of players.”

One new face in Barrow’s line-up could be second row Liam Paisley, who signed until the end of the season from Wigan Warriors last week.

The 21-year-old from Dalton had to miss the Featherstone game because of a slight ankle injury, but he has now recovered and is set to make his debut for his hometown club against Leigh, who moved up to third in the Championship after thrashing Dewsbury.

Crarey said: “Liam is fit and ready to go. We’re going to play him and get a run-out from him to give him a bit of time.

“Liam could come in as a back row and we might rest a player there or play Jordan Walne through the middle.

“We could tell at Featherstone that we’re so much together, rather than a side that heavily uses dual registration.”