FRENCH International Hakim Miloudi and local boy Sam Dowsett are set to make their Barrow debuts in tomorrow’s clash with Keighley Cougars at the Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium.

A further boost for Coach Paul Crarey is Jamie Dallimore has recovered from a leg injury to steer the back division.

Miloudi who was with the now defunct Toronto Woolpack has recently been playing in his native country before making the crossing to England.

Crarey said: “Hakim has made good ground since his arrival last week; he is a strike centre and has slotted in well with the lads.

“He made his way over by car which took him two days, and he will add more competition to the squad.

The same goes for Sam Dowsett who plays at nine, he is a great kid and has the right attitude, he had a look at how we play in training and he has taken it all on board. We need competition for places it keeps players on their toes and when we leave players out, we look for the right reaction from them.”

Experienced campaigner Dallimore was injured in the Challenge cup tie at Oldham and has struggled ever since. He could have played at Coventry last week at a push, but with the tougher encounter with the Cougars on the horizon it was a wise decision to give him another week’s rest. “Having Jamie back is good for the team; he is a winner and a good talker on the pitch.

“His clash with Scott Murrell will be worth watching, but not for the supporters who have to miss out with restrictions for crowds to return coming a day later on Monday.” Added Crarey.

Crarey reports no injuries from the Coventry game apart from Dan Toal, the tough second row forward has been cleared of a leg injury.

The Barrow boss added: “It is going to be a tough test for us as I saw the video of Keighleys 44-18 win over Doncaster. Along with Murrell they have a class full back in Quentin-Laulu -Togaga'e.

“They also have big Jake Webster at centre a player that has been around a long time, he’s a big threat. They have a big set of forwards, and it could come down to who wins the battle of the middle.

Keighley like other clubs do not like coming to Cumbria, but they are a dominant force and will not be fazed. Coventry made it hard for us last week it was a long journey, but we are back home and it’s all to play for.”

On the injury front Jordan Walne is not too far away from lining up with his brother Adam.The tough front rower was concussed in the Oldham game and has struggled in recent weeks. However, he has been given the green light and a visit to a Neurologist in the next two weeks will determin when he can return.

Ryan Shaw, Brad Crellin and Danny Morrow are still undergoing treatment and no date has been set for their return.