BARROW Raiders Ladies return to Women’s Super League (WSL) action tomorrow with an away day against Warrington Wolves.

It’s been some time since the two sides locked horns, but Raiders head coach Amanda Wilkinson is expecting a tough test.

She told The Mail: “We haven’t played Warrington for a long time, but in our first season of going into Super League 2 they were a really competitive team.

“They were a very experienced and physical side, and one which was very good technically.

“They got promoted to the Super League that year and I think they went the whole season unbeaten in the league.

“So we know we are going to be facing a decent team in Warrington, and they are coming into a very good performance in the Nines Festival last weekend.

“They were in quite a hard group there and performed really well, so we know it’s going to be a tough game.”

But Wilkinson and her side won’t be worrying too much about what sort of Warrington side they are up against, with the Raiders boss looking closer to home ahead of the clash.

She said: “We have to switch the focus to ourselves really.

“Let them look after themselves and we will look at what we need to do.

“We have spoken about not just putting in performances that are good performances and not getting results.

“We need to start putting some points on the board, but at the same time we will be looking at our performance and making sure we are the best we can be.

“Overall, even though we didn’t get the results in the two performances we have had in the league have been good quality.

“We had quite a lot of missed opportunities against both Wigan and York, where we could have maybe closed down the scoreline a lot more.

“We’ve had a few niggles rather than major injuries, but they’ve been niggles that have taken players out, so we’ve been having to swap and change the team around a lot which doesn’t help really.

“I think that has had an impact on the team, because I think swapping and changing is where things can break down sometimes and I think maybe a bit more experience of playing together as a settled team would help cut down on those missed opportunities.

“As a coach it is hard when you see those missed opportunities whether it be down to poor execution, the wrong type of pass or just taking the wrong option.

“But they are all fixable and they are definitely getting in the opponents’ half to create those opportunities now we just have to make sure we take them.

“We also need to work on our defence and cut out those spells where we are messing up and giving chances to our opponents.

“We invited York in through errors and penalties and you can’t afford to do that against good teams.

“So there’s stuff to work on but we can see what we are doing that’s positive also and we want to build on that.

“We feel pretty good into tomorrow’s game. We know what we’ve got and what our starting 17 and our strongest 17 is, and that’s a good place to be.”