BARROW Raiders welcome Coventry Bears to Craven Park tomorrow as they look to kick on from last week’s impressive comeback against Doncaster in front of a home crowd, writes Elliot Burrow.

The visitors fell to a 28-8 defeat to Newcastle last week in new coach Richard Squires' first league game in charge.

Squires took over in pre-season after the club had a revamp of the coaching set-up which subsequently saw Squires move from a role within the community to in charge of the first team.

The last time Coventry visited Craven Park in League One action was in 2015 where they were beaten 44-22 despite holding a 22-20 lead at half-time.

Both sides have changed drastically since then, though. Shane Toal was a try scorer on that August day almost five years ago and he was on song against Doncaster after scoring a spectacular 80-metre try to seal the win for the Raiders.

The Bears finished in the lower half of the table last season, only picking up four wins in the process. Despite the promising signs at home last week, they know this is a different challenge against a former Championship team.

Liam Welham has been a key signing for them in the off-season, however. The former Hull KR academy man is brother to current Salford Red Devils player Kris Welham and he brings with him his experience from his six-year spell with Doncaster which came to an end last season.

One former player who was making headlines last weekend there was Elliot Hall, who left Coventry to join Workington Town on a two-year deal. The flying winger managed to score an incredible four tries in one game as his side ran out comfortable 24-6 winners over the Keighley Cougars.

Coventry themselves will need a try scorer for sure tomorrow as they look to end their winless run against the Raiders.