BARROW Raiders Coach Paul Crarey says that the next four games are crucial as his team look to claim the League One title.

Today the Raiders host Rochdale Hornets (3pm) before embarking on a trip to the capital to take on London Skolars.

Then follow two successive home games with Workington and Doncaster.

This afternoon’s clash with the Hornets was brought forward due to England’s Euro game with Croatia tomorrow.

Speaking ahead of the game, Crarey said: “It is an important time for us. Four wins would take us a long way towards the title and promotion.

“Wins over Workington and Doncaster would be vital as they are also pushing for the title and it would keep them at bay.

“We don’t really want to be involved in the play-offs, just win the title and sit back.

“League One is a tough division this season. With only ten teams there aren’t many push overs (West Wales apart). You only have to look at Coventry – they pushed us hard and then beat Rochdale.

London are always a difficult side to beat so we have to be fully focused throughout.”

All at Craven Park will be aware that Covid has not gone away with hopefully all games will be completed.

If games are cancelled, then positions are decided on a percentage basis of how results have gone.

Players who missed out last week and back in contention are Luke Creswell, Adam Walne and Jamie Dallimore while in the squad for possibly his first outing of the season is Brad Crellin.

Creswell was injured with Walne rested.

Furthermore, Dallimore is currently completing a two-match ban.

While Dallimore has served his suspension, before the disciplinary panel on Tuesday is Dan Toal who was sin-binned in the West Wales game.

He threw punches after a skirmish with Ieuan Badham and could face a two or three-match ban.

Declan Hulme was also involved but will escape punishment as he was the receiver of punches thrown at him.

Mark Tyson and Ryan Johnston were to have late fitness tests on slight knocks, but both were expected to be given the green light while Callum Bustion has put his hands up to play after taking a knock to the throat box.

With Creswell returning to the full back berth, hat-trick man in Wales – Tee Ritson – is likely to move back to his wing position.

On the injury front Ryan Shaw and Hamkin Malouli are still two or three weeks away from returning.