Wakefield Trinity Wildcats will be without star centre Dean Collis for Friday’s trip to face champions Leeds Rhinos at Headingley Carnegie (kick-off 8pm).
Collis suffered a hamstring injury early in the victory over Widnes Vikings last time out and has failed to recover in time for the West Yorkshire derby.
He will join half-back Paul Sykes, who faces a long spell out with a broken leg, on the treatment table and Wakefield head coach Richard Agar has been forced to call-up Kyle Trout and Bobbie Goulding to his 19-man squad.
Goulding could be set for his competitive Wakefield debut if he gets the nod to feature. The scrum-half has impressed at Dewsbury Rams, where he has been on-loan since the start of the season, and Agar recently hinted the former Warrington Wolves man would get his first-team chance in the red, white and blue before the end of the season.
Trout has been playing for Doncaster recently and could get his chance back in Super League at the venue where he scored his first senior try in 2012.
Agar had hoped Taulima Tautai would be fit to return from a hand injury but, despite playing some part in training this week, the former Parramatta man will have to wait another week to return to action.
Brett Delaney and Kylie Leulaui have returned to the Rhinos’ 19-man squad after being absent with knee injuries.
But Mitch Achurch, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Stevie Ward, Joe Vickery, Ryan Bailey, Danny McGuire and Kevin Sinfield remain sidelined.
Wildcats’ 19-man squad: Mathers, Fox, L Smith, Cockayne, T Smith, Poore, Aiton, Raleigh, Lauitiiti, Kirmond, Washbrook, Amor, Wilkes, Mariano, Trout, Wildie, Goulding, Annakin.
Rhinos’ 19-man squad: Hardaker, Jones-Bishop, Watkins, Moon, Hall, Burrow, Leuluai, McShane, Peacock, Ablett, Delaney, Kirke, Clarkson, Moore, Keinhorst, Singleton, Sutcliffe, Minns, Foster.