Batley Bulldogs: Harrison may give his fringe men a chance

Kris Lythe.
Kris Lythe.
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THE Carnegie Challenge Cup third round has posed a dilemma for Batley Bulldogs boss Karl Harrison.

Bulldogs will play host to Yorkshire League minnows Fryston on Sunday and Harrison admitted he hasn’t yet decided on his team line-up.

The tie comes just a week before the start of Bulldogs’ Co-op Championship campaign and Harrison said: “We have no injuries, so I have got to decide whether to go for experience, or some players on the fringe.

“Daz Williams will play again and people like Dave Tootill need a game. There won’t be too many changes, but with not having a second team we have got to try and keep the top people fresh.”

A Challenge Cup run could bring in much-needed funds, but Harrison added: “Sunday’s game is a stepping stone to Dewsbury the week after, when the league starts.

“Some guys are going to get a chance to force their way into the team for next week.”

* Bulldogs hooker Kris Lythe, pictured, has been charged with a Grade B offence of head butting in the 76th minute of last weekend’s 26-25 victory at Halifax and will appear before the RFL disciplinary committee next week.

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