Skipton travel to Moortown on the back of a morale-boosting win over Castleford.

All the indications are that the Yorkshire Division Two will be a tight league this year, with no team looking outstanding, points gained away are valuable.

Last week's win not only allowed Skipton to slide into second place, it also did wonders for their points difference, which might prove more important come spring.

There's a sigh of relief around Sandylands that Craig Litt's departure back home has not hit the side badly. That has a lot to do with the form of Alex Naylor, the ex-Hull Ionian, who has fitted into the full back's role like a dream, allowing George Smithson to pose a threat in the centre.

An injury to Sean Kennedy forces a reshuffle for the Reds, with Adam Oldfield moving to stand off and Sean Barraclough coming in at scrum half.

The only other change is the fashionable prop rotation, with Neil Fitzsimons coming in and John Firth dropping out this time.

Skipton: A Naylor, R Dillon, G Smithson, D Howsen, A Davies, A Oldfield, S Barraclough; N Fitzsimons, C Sheehan, N Tiffen, M Boatwright, A Murphy, J Wade, M Wilson, S Boatwright

Replacements: J Firth, M Wilshire, M Wilson

North Ribblesdale visit Pocklington this Saturday.

Two solid displays against South Yorkshire opponents Barnsley and Knottingley have put Ribb up among the early promotion contenders but a trip into East Yorkshire will prove a litmus test of their true credentials.

One new face on the bus will be Richard Maudsley, who is called up for his first senior selection, starting on the bench.