'We need to be at our best' --Scott

Oldham v Workington Town (3.00pm, Bower Fold, Sunday)

Oldham saw their three-match winning run come to an end at Bradford where they were defeated 44-12.

Coach Scott Naylor is wary of the threat posed by Workington Town, saying: “They’ve struck good form at the right time, so we’ll have to be at our best to beat them. (Phil) Joy and (Liam) Thompson were rested at Bradford, but they will be back in contention this week.”

Second-row Gary Middlehurst is due to return following a broken finger; on-loan Leigh hooker Lewis Foster has recovered from a hamstring problem; and prop Jack Spencer and hooker Gareth Owen could also be in contention.

Workington Town remain at the bottom of the table but they had a terrific 30-28 home win in their derby clash with Whitehaven. Coach Phil Veivers said: “The boys put in a good first half which set the platform for the second. It’s two on the bounce now so the players feel pretty confident.

“We spoke about wanting to get these last three wins of the season before we went into the 8s to give us a chance of getting ourselves out of the mire.”

Prop Kris Coward is back in contention following his knee injury.



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