Batley Bulldogs v Oldham (Sunday, June 5, Fox’s Biscuits Stadium, 3pm kick-off)
AT Summer Bash, Batley beat Dewsbury Rams 28-24 to move up to third place in the Championship.
Assistant coach Mark Moxon said:
“At this stage of the season results are important but performance-wise we were disappointed with the way we played.
“Oldham are in a similar situation to when we played them earlier in the season in that they’d just been beaten by Swinton. I remember Scott Naylor requesting a reaction from them and he certainly got that. We got caught a little bit cold in that game, so it’s important that it doesn’t happen again this time.
“We watched their game at the weekend and they were really good. They went in 20-0 at half-time, so they’re not a bad team and I’m sure they’ll be looking to put the things that went wrong in the second half right this week.”
Wing Shaun Ainscough is a doubt with an ankle problem.
Oldham lost 25 -24 to Swinton in Blackpool. Coach Scott Naylor said:
“It was a mixture of disappointment with what we did in the second half and some of the decisions we got. After the weekend’s performance in that second 40 minutes, this weekend is all about the performance really.
“The result is second to me, I need to get some answers after what happened last weekend. Batley have a small, tight ground and it’s obviously a difficult place to go. You’ve got to be tough.”