KEIGHLEY Cougars head coach Rhys Lovegrove has named his 21-man squad ahead of today’s League 1 qualifying play-off against the North Wales Crusaders.

Following last week’s dramatic victory at Doncaster, the physical toll of the comeback has become apparent as Lovegrove is forced into a handful of changes.

Phoenix Laulu-Togaga’e (knee) sustained an injury in the latter stages of the game which has now ruled him out for the remainder of the 2021 season.

Jack Coventry (leg) is also ruled out through injury, while Ryan Wright (arm) is named in the squad but is a doubt for the game in Colwyn Bay.

Aaron Levy is unavailable for selection after receiving a one-match suspension for Grade B Dangerous Contact in the 30th minute of the win in South Yorkshire on Sunday.

However, Billy Gaylor has recovered from the illness that forced him to withdraw in the warm-up at Doncaster.

The three other players who come in to the squad are Jack Arnold, Josh Slingsby and Kieran Moran.

Robert Matamosi (work commitments), Wellington Albert (ankle), and Bobby Darbyshire (concussion) continue to be long-term absentees for the Cougars.


1 – Quentin Laulu-Togaga'e

2 – Mo Agoro

3 – Jake Webster

4 – Taylor Prell

7 – Jack Miller

9 – Kyle Kesik

10 – Dalton Desmond-Walker

12 – Dan Parker

14 – Ryan Wright

15 – Scott Murrell

19 – Billy Gaylor

20 – Brenden Santi

22 – Alix Stephenson

23 – Matthew Bailey

24 – Kieran Moran

27 – Jack Arnold

28 – Josh Lynam

31 – Charlie Graham

34 – Josh Slingsby

35 – Con Mika

36 – James Feather