Sunday 14th April 2013  Mount Pleasant  Kick Off: 14:00:00

Batley Bulldogs Squad

Whitehaven RLFC Squad

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Batley Bulldogs v Whitehaven (2.00pm)

Mark Applegarth (arm) and George Flanagan (ankle) are Batley Bulldogs' only absentees for the Kingstone Press Championship clash with Whitehaven after Danny Maun and Gareth Moore both made successful comebacks last week.

Dual-registered Anthony Mullaly and Jacob Fairbank will further boost the Bulldogs' squad.

Coach John Kear said: "I've seen the good, the bad and the ugly of Whitehaven. I saw them lose 32-0 against Hunslet, and then saw them comprehensively beat Sheffield.

"They're a very dangerous team and we've got to make sure we work very, very hard to counter any threat they've got."

Whitehaven coach Dave Woods was disappointed with his side's mentality during their win over London Skolars.

Woods said: "We've really got to be switched on this week.

"Batley know how to play their pitch and they've a bit of an advantage because they're used to it, but you've still got to do all the little things right."

Martyn Wilson is Whitehaven's only concern, having suffered a badly cut lip last week.