ULVERSTON take on Hindley at Dragley Beck this weekend (kick-off 2pm) and welcome back long-term injured and experienced players Liam Saunders and Jake Spedding.

They are joined by Pat Cush who has spent a lengthy spell out of the game.

However, goal-kicking half-back Marc Storey is sidelined for several weeks after going under the knife with a groin problem.

Storey is a vital part of the Ulverston team’s tactics and will be missed.

Eddie Goodson has other commitments and there is no news on the availability of Oliver Wilkes and Matty Storey.

Ulverston were without a game last weekend, while Hindley ran Blackbrook away in the NWML’s first round cup tie losing out 28-22

Roose Pioneers are home to Leigh Miners “A”, last Saturday their cup tie away against the Miners was called off due to an unfit pitch.

Missing this week are Sam Johnson, Rob Sheppard, Grant Robinson, along with Antoni Kudelski.

On the plus side back in the fold are Matty Roberts, Craig Deakin, and veteran Glen Phillips who make his first appearance of the season.

Hindpool are on the road as they visit Wigan Springview for their first away game of the season.

Not on the bus are Grant Burns, Connor McDermott, and Zac Middlehurst.

The Tigers welcome back Lewis Sayle following a long lay-off through injury. He is joined in the 17-man squad by Scott McGuckin after a good performance in the “A” team fixture with Barrow Island/ Hindpool.

Dalton are home to Thatto Heath “A”. Dalton have missing due to injury Zak Steel, Roly Seward and Jack Crarey. Returning are Ewan Costa, Jordan Jones and Matty Heaton all pushing to make the starting line up.

In Division Two of the National Conference, Millom are home to West Cumbrian neighbours Ellenborough Rangers and welcome back Jackson Evans, Andrew Dawson and Naki Saumaki .

However, Niall Harris is unavailable.

The Woolybacks put up a good show against unbeaten leaders Shaw Cross last week losing 14-28, while Ellenborough went down 31-20 at Normanton Knights.

Both teams have two wins from five games, so a victory for Millom will see them leapfrog the Borough.

Barrow Island smarting from a 62-16 defeat at second-place Wigan St Jude’s were due to face Shaw Cross only for the game to be called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

In the Barrow league on Wednesday Barrow Island edged out Ulverston 16-14 at Dragley Beck. Tries for the Island came from Ryan Wilson (2), and Matty Sayle who added two goals.

For Ulverston, Will Taylor, Kieron Potter and Charlie Robinson sent over for tries with one goal from Louis Dickinson.