QUEENSBURY have had to make three changes for their Division Two Central clash with Wyke at Asa Briggs.

Prop forward Luke Whitaker and substitutes Christian Rafferty and Scott Northin – who came off the bench with devastating effect in last week’s win at Birkenshaw – are all unavailable.

Bury’s ability to call on their huge reservoir of talent enables joint coaches Tom Middleton and Angelo Ricci to draft in specialist hooker Callum Murgatroyd plus their utility back Billy Naylor and centre Brett Marriott who was a late withdrawal last time out.

In contrast, Wyke are at full strength after running in a 40-point total against Beeston on home soil seven days ago.

Clayton have a number of nagging injury worries prior to the trip to Woodhouse Warriors. Full back Jimmy Waddington and three quarters Danny Priestley and Steve Scott will have fitness tests before boarding the bus but the main worry for coach Scott Pendlebury is that work commitments may result in a weakened squad from that which rattled in a fifty plus tally against Wakefield City at the Lidget Green Oval.

Birkenshaw Bulldogs will have to improve on their discipline if they wish to stem the ever-growing catalogue of costly penalties they have been conceding when they visit Eastmoor Dragons.

The Bluedogs have the ability to turn over the third-placed Wakefield side who are six points behind leaders Oulton Raiders despite their form blowing hot and cold.

Brighouse Rangers are seeking their third home success on the trot against Illingworth at Russell Way.

The Rangers are still smarting from their 20-12 away defeat in the first meeting of the sides earlier in the season and welcome half back Troy Ambler and centre Richie McGlade back following their Remembrance Day Army duties, together with talisman Jamie Barraclough.

There is a doubt regarding free-scoring centre Jordon Sild who has a leg injury.