BATLEY Bulldogs have banished winger Lee Greenwood for a week – to enable him to plot their exit from the Carnegie Challenge Cup.
The former Huddersfield Giants and Halifax player, pictured left, was presented with a dilemma when the fourth-round draw paired his Co-operative Championship club with amateur side Siddal.
Greenwood plays for Batley but in his spare time coaches the Calderdale team, meaning he will have a foot in both camps in Sunday’s tie at the Shay.
Batley coach Karl Harrison, right, has now decided that Greenwood, who steered the top Halifax amateurs to a shock 24-0 win at Championship I Doncaster in the last round, should stick with his amateur club for Sunday.
"He just told me to take the rest of the week off and banned me from the training ground so it looks like I’m coaching," said Greenwood.
"To be honest, I thought I was going to be playing because Batley are pretty much down to their last 17.
"It’s still not ideal because, even if we win, I lose.
"But I am glad it’s been sorted out and I suppose it’s going to be marginally easier coaching than it is playing."