Keighley may be at the wrong end of the Yorkshire Division One table but they are predicting a close run thing tomorrow at fourth-placed Bradford Salem.

The visitors, who are third from bottom, are traditionally slow starters due to player unavailability but that has been compounded this season by a crop of injuries.

"Asa Firth, Andy Bennett, Adam Balderstone and Stuart Inman are out injured at the moment," said Keighley's chairman Bob Swift.

"And Mark Beckett, Joe McArthur, Lee Gordon and Peter Schofield are currently unavailable.

"It is just a matter of getting as many points as we can in the first half of the season and then hopefully we can challenge in the New Year.

"By then we could have ten players available to us that aren't available now."

It is a long time since Keighley played Salem in a competitive match, and Swift said of their Heaton rivals: "They are traditionally strong in the pack, but we feel it will be a close match that we can win."

Back-row forward Michael Feather isn't available for Keighley tomorrow, and there will be late fitness tests on Oliver Sugden and prop Mark Smith, but front-rower Paul Sinfield is available again after his latest sojourn into amateur rugby league.

Salem, who also reckon the match will be close, have their injury problems with late tests on prop Simon Davies (back) and second rows Jason France (back) and Ben Scarbrough (calf). Playing against their former clubs are Darren Close, Ian Woodwiss, Mark Viner and James Fitch (Salem) and Mark Smith (Keighley).

Bradford & Bingley bid to make amends for a home defeat last season when they face Fylde at Wagon Lane in National Three League North.

"We made amends to an extent by doing to them at their place what they had done to us, but it is still a game that we need to win," said Bees' head coach Geoff Wappett.

Their only change is rotational in the second row with Richard Hughes starting and Steve Burns going on the bench.

Cleckheaton, who hope to build on last week's cup victory over Longton, give the more experienced Tom Lauriston the nod on the wing at home to his former club Darlington Mowden Park.

Simon Spears makes way, and the fine goal-kicking of Chris Quinn has also fended off the challenge of the returning Glen Boyd. Pressure on the fly half berth has also been increased by the temporary signing of former Queensbury pupil Ian Gordon, who is on the books of both Leeds Tykes and Leeds Rhinos.

He plays at No 10 for Cleckheaton's second team, the Kestrels.

Otley, fourth from bottom in National League One, have signed Australian under-21 prop Alex Walker from the Eastwood district of Sydney.

He flew in only yesterday and will be in contention for tomorrow's game at struggling London Welsh.

Wharfedale (at Moseley): M Bedworth; J Hutchinson, C Malherbe, A Baggett, S Horsfall; C Meehan, J Newton; C Ingram, G Hindle, N Dickinson, O Renton, A Capstick, A Allen, R Baldwin, S Allen. Replacements: P Peel, D Lister, F Lovatt, A Whaites.

Bradford & Bingley (home to Fylde): B Greaves; J Simpson, H Taufahema, S Dixon, M Kirkby; T Rhodes, J Nau; D Greenhalgh, P Scott, P Hall, B Volschenk, R Hughes, I Judson, B Jacobsz, N Spence. Replacements: P Greaves, R Raper, S Burns, L Makaafi.

Cleckheaton (home to Darlington Mowden Park): T Gwilliam; J Bentley, N Murray, M Billington, T Lauiriston; C Quinn, D Castle; P Turner, S Worsley, J Lamptey, R Wilson, J Dudley, C O'Connor, O Ackroyd, G Jones. Replacements: L Hamilton, S Johnson, G Boyd, C Willett.

Bradford Salem (home to Keighley): T Collins; R Donoghue, M Lloyd, D Cope, C Luxton; M Booth, I Woodwiss; C Buxton, S Markey, S Davies, D Luxton, J France, B Scarbrough, J Morrell, D Close, J Bradbury, J Luxton, M Viner, J Fitch, N Klenk.

Keighley (at Bradford Salem) from: M Cox; M Gaffney, O Jackson, N Curr, J Tillotson; J Harrison, S Amos; L McGee, E Griffin, D Pullen, M Smith, P Sinfield, R Clarke, O Sugden, R Leach, L Sugden, R Ellis, M Lister.