BARROW Raiders go in search of their third win of the new campaign when they take on Hunslet in South Leeds.

With two successive wins under their belt the Raiders share top spot in League One with Cumbrian rivals Workington.

Ryan Duffy is ruled out through a leg injury and he looks likely to be the only change from the 17 that convincingly defeated Keighley last weekend (40-18) Jake Carter has a slight leg strain but is expected to be given the green light, while in contention is Danny Morrow who missed the two openers through injury.

Coach Paul Crarey is expecting a tough game and is well aware of the threat from the Yorkshire side.

"They are a hard side to beat they have a massive set of forwards and two vastly experienced half backs in Dom Brambani and Simon Brown."

"We had a good win in pre-season friendly (12-6) at their place and we are up for this one with two league wins behind us" said the Barrow Boss.

Hunslet have drafted in three players from Batley to boost their squad with six regulars on the treatment table.

Anthony Bowman, George Senior and experienced winger Wayne Reitte come in on a two-week loan deal.

Hunslet lost their opening fixture against Workington but recorded a 26-18 win at North Wales Crusaders last week (Barrow’s home opponents next Sunday).

Crarey was more than pleased with the 40-18 victory over Keighley who came to the Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium on the back of a 44-18 win over Doncaster.

He added “It was a great win against a strong side.

"They were big and aggressive and we more than matched them, I thought Mark Tyson was outstanding with his man to man marking on big Jake Webster who was kept quiet throughout.

"Webster is a big match player and has been around for some time and is always a threat with ball in hand.

"Overall, the squad were exceptional against what in my view one of the best Keighley sides to come here in recent years.

"The new players have knitted in well and are all adapting to the new rules which excludes scrums.

"It's nonstop eighty minutes, no time for a rest which you get with scrums. And you have to be on your guard in defence when the six-tackle rule comes in when committing on offence.

"When you committed an offence, you had a breather with a scrum, but now even if it's on the fifth or last tackle the other team gets another six. The players have to be tough mentally these days and be fully focused and not get complacent.

"It will be the first time crowds are allowed into Stadiums in over fourteen months so they'll have a big vocal support. I can't wait till next week when we have our own fans behind us.”

One player who won't have fans cheering him on against Crusaders is Jamie Dallimore who has picked up a one match ban following his sin binning for a high tackle against Jake Webster.