BARROW Raiders have been handed a double boost ahead of their Good Friday derby clash with Whitehaven.

Paul Crarey’s men make the short trip to The LEL Arena tomorrow to face Haven in the Betfred Championship.

And the Raiders head coach has been handed a double boost ahead of the derby match.

The Barrovians faced an anxious wait earlier this week after it was announced that Brad Walker would face an RFL tribunal over a Grade E charge of questioning the integrity of a match official. 

The charge arose from Walker’s sending off in the 44-8 defeat at the hands of Widnes Vikings.

Raiders provided evidence, including letters from the opposition, to say that Walker’s reaction had not been directed at the match official.

And an RFL tribunal on Tuesday evening found Walker not guilty of the Grade E charge. 

He was still found guilty of a Grade B offence, but will not serve a suspension due to his guilty plea and previous clean record.

And in other good news Andrew Bulman is back the Raiders squad following a spell out through injury.

He picked up the knock in Raiders 46-6 pre-season victory over Rochdale Hornets back in January and has not featured since.

The former Haven winger has been named in Crarey’s 21-man squad and will add an extra attacking threat for Raiders, although it remains to be seen whether he will start on the bench.