Challenge Cup match preview: Workington v Widnes
Last Updated: 12/05/13 2:46pm
Workington will be looking to cause a shock when they host Super League outfit Widnes in the Challenge Cup fifth-round at Derwent Park.
Town, who sit half-way in Championship One have 31-year-old winger Mark Calderwood back in the side after he recovered from a knee injury.
Meanwhile, the Vikings, who ended their 16-match losing streak against local rivals St Helens last time out have Alex Brown back in their squad.
Vikings assistant coach Mick Cassidy says the side are looking forward to the trip to West Cumbria.
"The victory against St. Helens last Friday has given us plenty of confidence leading into this weekend's match," Cassidy said
"Like ourselves, Workington will be just as keen to go through to the next round and will be going all out to win.
"We've watched a couple of their games, in particular the last round of the Challenge Cup where they played Whitehaven in a local derby and it's clear to see that they are a very strong side.
"They're also at home where they've got a big following and we know that it's going to be a tough encounter up-there."
Workington 19-man squad: Carter, Miller, Mossop, Morris, Calderwood, Coyle, Forber, Dowes, Mattinson, Thackray, Stack, Lupton, Coward, Olstrum, Shackley, Robinson, Patrick, Phillips, Connor
Vikings 19-man squad: Allen, Brown, Clarke, Craven, Dean, Flynn, Gore, Hock, Joseph, Kavanagh, Lawton, Marsh, Mellor, O'Carroll, Owens, Phelps, Pickersgill, Winterstein, White.
Ladbrokes Challenge Cup
Sat 21st Mar - Fourth Round
Normanton Knights6 - 78Batley Bulldogs
Leigh Miners32 - 6Oxford
Whitehaven RLFC12 - 36Featherstone Rovers
Sun 22nd Mar - Fourth Round
Barrow16 - 56Halifax RLFC
Crusaders40 - 12Doncaster RLFC
Bradford Bulls74 - 6Workington
Dewsbury Rams28 - 18Newcastle Thunder
Gloucestershire All Golds10 - 28Hunslet
Sheffield Eagles44 - 20Oldham
Swinton30 - 12Rochdale Hornets
Sat 18th Apr - Fifth Round
Leigh Miners0 - 0York
Leigh Centurions0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Sun 19th Apr - Fifth Round
Crusaders0 - 0Featherstone Rovers
Batley Bulldogs0 - 0Swinton
Bradford Bulls0 - 0Hull K R
Hunslet0 - 0Dewsbury Rams
Sheffield Eagles0 - 0Hull FC
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Halifax RLFC
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