GEORGE Flanagan will have to wait and see if he makes his return from Bulls exile in the Challenge Cup.

The hooker had pencilled in Sunday’s home clash with Featherstone to come back from his lengthy ban.

But last week’s postponement at York means he is not eligible to play until the fourth-round tie with amateur side Underbank Rangers.

There is also a reserve game next Thursday and John Kear will wait until nearer the time to see which one to throw him in to.

Kear said: “I don’t know at this stage.

“He’s done everything asked of him in training but you’ve also got to see how the people in the shirts do as well.

“If we beat Featherstone, it will be pretty difficult for George to force his way in.”

Holmfirth-based Rangers will face the Bulls after shocking West Wales Raiders 30-8 in Llanelli.

Kear added: “This time we’re red-hot favourites and it will be them chasing us as underdogs. It certainly makes for a fascinating tie.

“At the minute, we’re totally focused on Featherstone with the acknowledgement that there’s a real chance of progressing in the Challenge Cup the week after.”