Championship Preview: Workington Town v Keighley Cougars

Karl Olstrum - missing for Workington Town
Karl Olstrum – missing for Workington Town

Sunday 3.00pm at Derwent Park
New Workington coach Phil Veivers will be without loose forward Karl Olstrum for the visit of Keighley Cougars to Derwent Park.

The loose forward has pleaded guilty to the Grade C offence of striking with the knee in the 75th minute of a the Championship fixture at Barrow Raiders on March 9. As well as the two-game suspension, Olstrum was fined £100.

However, Veivers is aiming to make it three wins out of three since taking charge of the Cumbrians.

Town backed up an 8-6 victory over Barrow Raiders with a 38-12 win over Normanton Knights in last week’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup clash.

But with the focus back on the Kingstone Press Championship, Veivers will be hoping for a victory that would push seventh-placed Town even higher in the league table.

Cougars coach Paul March is also missing as he continues to serve a four-match suspension.

But March was left pleased with his side’s 42-0 win over Wath Brown Hornets last week.

March said: “It was a very professional display. We scored some good tries and kept them scoreless, which I’m delighted with. We defended very strongly at times.”