BARROW Raiders host York City Knights  tomorrow (kick-off 3pm), in a game that both teams will be eager to win to kick-start their league campaigns.

Barrow prop up the rest of the league on points difference, albeit it York, Batley and Swinton also remain pointless.

Raiders welcome back Max Clarke, who pulled out of the Good Friday game at Whitehaven to be replaced by Shane Toal.

Ironically Clarke replaces Toal this week after the former Ulverston player was ruled out following a HIA ruling after receiving a head injury in the first half at Haven.

The mandatory decision rules players out for 11 days, however with Toal having a second HIA failing inside 12 months, he will be required to see a Neurologist.

Otherwise, it will be an unchanged squad that faced Haven at the Recreation Ground, which resulted in a 23-22 victory for the west Cumbrians.

Barrow fans will be disappointed that former Warrington Leeds and England half-back Richard Myler will not be taking to the field after being ruled out for several weeks due to injury.

Myler was a big money new recruit for the Knights, who will probably run with Ata Hingano and Liam Harris at half-back.

Barrow still have players unavailable, but there is some good news regarding Ellis Gillam, who is near the starting line after being out for nearly 12 months with a leg injury.

The second-row has been named in Raiders 21-man squad for tomorrow's game, although the club are keeping a close eye on his rehabilitation.

Speaking ahead of the game, head coach Paul Crarey: “Ellis is almost there in his comeback bid.

“He has been a model professional in his rehab, he slowly got back into training, and we are all looking forward to having him back in the squad.

“He is on the verge of his first appearance of the season.

“We face another tough game tomorrow, but we will be ready for what faces us.

“We have reviewed the Whitehaven game and look to put things right that went wrong. We are making too many unforced errors, and this is what is costing us games, individual errors that need ironing out.”

With Aaron Smith ruled out for the next few weeks with a knee injury (now in a cast) Tom Forber on loan from Wigan will make his home debut following a massive display at Whitehaven where he crossed for a try within two minutes of coming on as a substitute.

Also set for a Craven Park return is Kavan Rothwell on loan from Leigh. Rothwell is rated highly at Leigh and was on Wigan’s books last season playing three times on loan for Paul Crarey’s side.

York went down on the opening day at newly promoted Doncaster, and last weekend lost 20-14 at home against Toulouse after trailing 0-18 at the break.

Their threat comes from former Super League players Jimmy Keinhorst (Hull KR) and Tom Lineham (Warrington) in the back line, while in the forwards they have former Workington prop Connor Fitzsimmons.

It will be a clash of two former Barrow hookers in the coaching roles, Paul Crarey up against Andrew Henderson who is now a very good TV pundit.