Lights, camera, action … Barrow Raiders chairman Steve Neale is hoping they pass their screen test with flying colours today.

Raiders host Oldham in the Third Round of the Challenge Cup at the Northern Competitions Stadium (kick-off 12.30pm).

The game is being screened live by the BBC and Neale wants Raiders to take the chance to show what they are all about.

“We always enjoy being on TV,” he said. “It’s always good for our sponsors and we get exposure and people can see how we play.

“We’ve always performed well in front of the cameras, so hopefully that continues.”

With the game being shown live on terrestrial television the clash will certainly be opened up to a wider audience.

But Neale is hoping that there will be plenty of fans in the stands, while some future supporters might get behind the club after watching from their armchairs.

“Historically the cup games have lower crowds, but we are hoping the attraction of being on the BBC will encourage people to come along,” he explained.

“I’m a big believer in getting the product out there and getting as many eyeballs on the product as possible.

“There’s a train of thought that being on TV isn’t great for the crowds, but I don’t share that view.

“I think football has shown the way. They don’t suffer with lower crowds at the top level.

“We want to get as many people watching Rugby League as possible so they can realise what a great game it is.

“And then on the back of that we hope that they attend our fixtures.

“I think it’s great that we are out there, and I think that it’s great that people will see Barrow and perhaps people from the wider South Cumbria area, not just Barrow, will see what we are doing and will be interested in coming along in the future.”