DALTON play their first home game in two months when they welcome Hunslet Parkside to Kelland Park tomorrow (2pm kick-off).

The hosts are strengthened by the return of key players who missed out last week when they went down 28-8 at Pennine Division One leaders Boothtown Terriers.

Teenager Ash Allonby, 16, made his debut last week, but a twisted ankle rules him out of tomorrow’s clash.

Back in the fold are Jack Flynn, Ross Clayton, Scott Beattie, Lee Park and honeymooner Jamie Southward.

However, Ryan Milner (hamstring) and Paul Armstrong (bruised knees) are doubtful, while Stu Tippett will take a further two weeks rest following his broken ankle sustained last season. The all-action full-back played for the Barrow and District Select side at Craven Park over Christmas, but does not feel 100 per cent ready.

Assistant Coach Owen Richards said ahead of the bottom-of-the-table clash: “It is important that we get a result and start putting points on the board.

“Last week we only went to Boothtown with 15 players and the lads played exceptionally well despite the 20-point margin. They dug deep and at times the defending was superb.

“It is some time since we had a home game, so we are looking forward to being on home soil and hopefully we will get a big following, as we always do, to cheer the lads to a win.”

Dalton are currently third-bottom in the table, with just two wins from seven matches in what has been a slow process in terms of games played.

One player who will not be turning out for the Kelland Park side is Adam Nicholson.

The former Barla Great Britain international, who ended his short professional career with Barrow Raiders and stated he was returning to Dalton, has now gone back to his roots at Walney.

Cents chairman Shaun Morrow, who stood down as coach at the end of last season, will carry on in the role alongside the returning Jan Elliott.

Millom will be without the services of Ethan Kelly this year. One of the area’s top forwards, the Barla international is set to play in Australia for the coming season.