Sunday 2nd March 2014  Glynd┼Ár University Racecourse Stadium  Kick Off: 14:30:00

N W Crusaders Squad

Featherstone Rovers Squad

Match Preview

Crusaders sweating on duo's fitness

Gary Middlehurst (knee) and Rob Massam (ankle) are both doubtful for North Wales Crusaders, but coach Clive Griffiths is keeping his fingers crossed.

Griffiths said: "Gary's got more chance than Rob, but we'll know more later in the week."

He added: "We go into this home game as firm underdogs, and when can we have said that over the last 12 months? I went to watch Featherstone Rovers last Sunday and was very impressed with their directness, structure and organisation.

"We'll have to play to our very best to get a result. It's in us, they're not totally infallible, but they're well versed in this division and they're not up there at the top by chance. They're a damn good side."

Featherstone Rovers coach John Bastian has no new injury concerns after last week's win over Halifax.

Bastian said: "Credit to our guys, we stuck in there and showed some real character, grit and determination.

"I've looked at Crusaders this week and we can see that they're going to be a very competitive side."