Hunslet Club Parkside targeting Workington upset in Challenge Cup

COMMUNITY TEAM Hunslet Club Parkside will be aiming to produce a massive shock in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup third round today.

Saturday, 24th February 2018, 4:15 am
Workington coach Leon Pryce.

Parkside, newly-promoted to the National Conference Premier Division, face Betfred League One side Workington Town at South Leeds Stadium (2.30pm). Hunslet Club will be without Australian Kelvin Nielsen (leg injury) and Kieran Murphy (work commitments) and Micky Hoyle and George Clarke are both cup tied having played for British Army in a previous round. Hooker Jamie Bradley faces a late fitness test, but Mikey Hayward and Matty Harding are set to make their debut.

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Workington are coached by former Great Britain star Leon Pryce and their squad includes ex-Leeds Rhinos forward Ryan Bailey. Perry Singleton, brother of Rhinos forward Brad Singleton, will be in the centres for Town, whose league campaign began with a 44-34 defeat at Keighley Cougars last weekend. Parkside were beaten 48-22 by Workington’s league rivals Hunslet on the same ground in a pre-season game three weeks ago.