RAIDERS' coach Paul Crarey has been forced to make wholesale changes for today’s game at West Wales.

The Barrow boss was in the throws of giving opportunities to some of his fringe players but his hand was forced with key players being ruled out.

Ben Harrison (knee) Jake Carter (calf) and Luke Creswell (groin) are side-lined along with Jamie Dallimore who serves a one match ban. Adam Walne is rested while coming into the squad for their first games of the season are Connor Terrill, Carl McBain and Harry Swarbrick.

Crarey had a busy Thursday evening fielding calls left right and centre as players were updating their situations.

He said: “I was never off the phone taking calls throughout the evening. I was mix and matching the line-up then having to change it as players dropped out.

“Two half backs go out – Dallimore and Carter - but on the plus side is that Wales dangerous half back Rangi Chase is also serving a one match ban.”

The squad left Barrow at 11.30am yesterday (Friday) for an overnight stay in Swansea minus Jarrad Stack and Sam Dowsett, who were forced to travel by car due to work commitments and were not expected to arrive until around midnight.

Shuffling his squad, Crarey has switched speed merchant Teo Ritson to full back bringing in Harry Swarbrick on the wing.

Stack will move into the centre position allowing Mark Tyson to take over at standoff alongside Ryan Johnston.

Crarey added: “We look a little disjointed but it gives lads a chance to shine and though they are bottom of the ladder (Wales) we won’t be taking them lightly.

“We still have to be fully focused and get out with the points and face a long trip home.

“Adam Ford was going to be in the squad for his first outing but work put a halt to those plans, but we have Ryan Duffy back after a hamstring pull.”

Barrow go into the game with four wins from four and top the division one table while their hosts have four defeats from four and prop up the rest of the ladder.

The Raiders have the best defensive record in all three-division.

The squad have conceded just 52 points while the Welsh side are standing on the poorest with 190.

Barrow’s next game will see them playing at home against Rochdale next Saturday prior to a second long trip this time to London Skolars the following week.