Following two defeats away at Cadishead Rhinos in two competitions, Roose Pioneers take on Blackpool Scorpions at Holbeck Park in Division Three of the North West Men's League.

Coach Jordan Herdman was a little disappointed with both defeats at Cadishead in the first round of the Trophy and their first league game.

He said “We were a lot better last week in the league game going close (20-16), a much better performance than the week before, so we are quietly confident that we can get a win.”

Craig Deakin, Dan Sharp and Sam Doyle all return while out injured are Kris Holmes, Paul Woodburn and Jack Torkington.

Hindpool Tigers travel to Thatto Heath Crusaders B in Division Two on the back of a 29-14 home defeat at the hands of Wigan St Patricks A.

Assistant coach Phil Cubiss said: "We did well in spells, we were on top for the first 20 minutes but then had a lot of defending to do. One spell we defended for 36 tackles, which was pleasing.

"We took a lot of positives from that defeat and are confident that we can bring back the points.”

Lee Boyd misses out after tweaking his ACL and also out are Mike Pearce and Adam Martin, while Scott McGughan returns.

Walney Central are home to Ellenborough and welcome back Stu Tippett, Jack Rushton and the evergreen Mike Whitehead. Unavailable are Matty Elliott and Ryan Newby with Jake Deveraux rated 50-50.

Reflecting on last week's home defeat to Glasson, coach Dave Warne said: “We just didn't turn up and gave away too many penalties, they were too strong up front for us.”

Barrow Island are home to Dewsbury Moor on the back of last week's defeat at Dewsbury Celtic. Joe Mallinson and Matt Parkinson are back in contention while Adam Nicholson is doubtful with a thumb injury.

Coach Joe Elliott said: “That defeat at Celtic brought us back down to earth, it was an all-round poor performance. We have to put it right soon or it is going to be a long season.”

Askam travel to Batley Boys seeking their first win of the campaign, following three defeats. Ben Atkinson and Joe Sattherthwaite miss out in what will be a similar squad that lost at Heworth.

Millom travel up the coast and face Hensingham with Adam Kelly and Lee Postlethwaite rated 50-50. Coach Tom Sibley was pleased with the 20-16 home win over Oldham St Annes last week.