HALIFAX coach Karl Harrison is in line for a double boost for Sunday’s West Yorkshire derby at Dewsbury Rams.
Forwards Adam Robinson and Luke Adamson are both expected to be in contention for places at the Tetley’s Stadium after recovering from long-term injury problems.
Former Salford City Reds second rower Adamson has been missing a month due to a broken hand.
Robinson, whose career has seen spells at Doncaster, Oldham, Dewsbury and Batley, has spent more than two months on the sidelines after undergoing major shoulder surgery.
“They should at least be in contention for selection,” said head coach Harrison.
“Robinson’s worked extremely hard to get back so quickly, it was a major operation that he had.
“And Adamson has just had to be patient.”
Second in the Championship table, Halifax have already lost twice at Dewsbury this season with a defeat in pre-season later followed by a first-round exit from the Northern Rail Cup.
Meanwhile, the kick-off times for the Northern Rail Cup final and Northern Rail Bowl – to be staged at The Shay on Saturday July 20 – have been confirmed.
Having secured their place at the Northern Rail Finals Day by finishing top of their respective preliminary groups, Championship I clubs North Wales Crusaders and London Skolars will compete in the inaugural Northern Rail Bowl in front of the Premier Sports TV cameras at 2.30pm.
The ninth Northern Rail Cup final will take centre stage at 5pm when one of Sheffield Eagles, Doncaster, Batley Bulldogs and Leigh will be aiming to take the trophy away from The Shay.