Amateur RL: Play-off-chasing Marlins looking to bounce back at Normanton

Gary McClelland.
Gary McClelland.
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MILFORD MARLINS will look to bounce back from two narrow defeats when they visit Normanton Knights in National Conference Division One tomorrow.

Normanton are two places above Milford on points difference and the game could be vital in the race for the play-offs.

John Elkington, David Warren, Tom Barnes and Dave Watmough could all return for Milford if they pass fitness tests.

Hunslet Warriors have slipped into the fourth and final relegation spot and are fighting with East Leeds and Shaw Cross Sharks to avoid the drop.

Warriors will need to come up with something special tomorrow away to third-placed Skirlaugh.

In-form prop Johnny Dawson will miss the game due to work commitments, as will Dwayne Barker, Luke Pennington and Jenson Okhovat.

The good news for Warriors is the return of skipper and full-back Gary McClelland.

East Leeds, who are level on points with Warriors, have home advantage over Shaw Cross, who are three points better off. They will be without young stand-off Jacob Thompson, but Nathan Conroy will return to take his place. Sean Ward is available following work commitments and coach Peter Clarkson is hopeful Dave Nurse will pass a fitness test on a foot injury.

Tomorrow’s games kick-off at 2.30pm.