BRADFORD SALEM are facing Old Brodleians at Shay Lane in a Yorkshire Division One derby tomorrow.

And the Heaton club are hoping that they don’t suffer the same kind of injury woes that beset them when they played Brods away last October.

Salem’s chairman Neil Klenk remembered: “We had Brandon Nassau, who was making his debut, and John Bradbury injured during the warm-up, and although both of them took the field for the start of the match, they had to come off soon afterwards as they were incapacitated.

“We also lost Jake Abram, Callum Manchester, John Morrell and Connor Malarkey to injuries during the match, with the last three mentioned being long-term absences.”

Salem lost that match 35-17 and, more annoyingly, the return clash 20-18 in January, where Klenk admitted “we were robbed” after a crop of crucial decisions by referee Dean Walker went against them.

Although Salem are missing second rows Joe Hargreaves and Ben Whitaker, they do have prop Callum King available after lengthy treatment from physio Hannah Burke on his twisted knee paid dividends at Selby last weekend.

Meanwhile, Sam Dunn returns on the wing for the unavailable Kody Brook, and Martins Bokiss is fit enough to be on the bench after an ankle ligament injury in the pre-season game against Wharfedale Foresters.

KEIGHLEY, who are bottom without a point, are hoping to get off the mark at home to new boys Guisborough, who although they have also lost their first three matches, have picked up five points.

OLD GROVIANS, who at least have won one, are at Barnsley – one of three teams without a victory in Yorkshire Division Two.

BAILDON have a tough test at SKIPTON in Yorkshire Division Three.

Bradford Salem (home to Old Brodleians): D Belcher; K Dobson, R Smith, M Trueman, S Dunn; H Hall, J Simpson; M MacDonald, G Greikis, C King, W Collins, S Gardner, R Green, C Baines, N Fontaine. Replacements: T O’Sullivan, S Markey, M Bokiss.