Joe Wardle has been called into the Bulls' 19-man matchday squad for the first time ahead of Sunday's clash with Hull KR.

The versatile 18-year-old is rewarded for a string of impressive performances for the club's junior sides this season.

Chris Nero, Paul Sykes and Andy Lynch all return to the squad after missing out against Dewsbury, while five drop out.

Jason Crookes, Steve Crossley, Tom Olbison, Cain Southernwood and Danny Addy are the ones to make way, while Stuart Reardon remains sidelined with a hamstring problem.

Bulls' 19-man squad: Joe Wardle, Jamie Langley, Rikki Sheriffe, Craig Kopczak, Andy Lynch, Nick Scruton, Steve Menzies, Brett Kearney, Wayne Godwin, Heath L’Estrange, Dave Halley, Chris Nero, James Donaldson, Paul Sykes, Glenn Hall, Michael Platt, Michael Worrincy, Elliott Whitehead, Matt Orford.