KEIGHLEY will be missing a key player for half of their remaining survival battle.

With four games to go in the Betfred Championship regular season, Cougars are out of the relegation zone at the expense of Swinton on points difference only.

And while prop Dan Parker will be available for Sunday's huge game with fellow strugglers Barrow, the Cougars man has been hit with a Geade C, two-match ban.

This has been handed to him for "Dangerous Contact” in Cougars' defeat against Featherstone last time out.

Parker will be unavailable for Keighley's away game against Sheffield and their home game against Halifax.

He will return for Keighley's potentially huge final-day game at London Broncos on Sunday, September 24.