Spears and Channing return but Briggs and Ellis miss out for Rovers

Kyle Briggs misses Saturday's game at London.
Kyle Briggs misses Saturday's game at London.

Featherstone Rovers skipper Tim Spears is set to make his 300th career appearance in Saturday’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fourth round tie at London Broncos.

Spears is in Featherstone’s squad after missing two games with a calf injury.

Centre Michael Channing has recovered from the hamstring injury that ruled him out of last Sunday’s win at Swinton but Rovers are without Kyle Briggs and Andy Ellis.

Briggs picked up an injury against Swinton and Ellis is ineligible after playing in an earlier round of the competition for Hull University.

London’s line-up includes former Rovers pair Jack Bussey and Alex Foster.

Saturday’s squads are:-

London: Ackers, Barthau, Battye, Bussey, Davis. Eliab, Everett, Foster, Garside, Harrison, Hellewell, Kear, Leatherbarrow, Macani, Magrin, Offerdahl, Thackray, Walker and Williams.

Featherstone: Craven, Johnson, Channing, Taulapapa, Turner, Thackeray, Griifin, Bostock, Davies, Spears, Milner, Hardman, Roche, Ormondroyd, Cording, Day, Cooper and Tagg.

The game will be screened live in the Rovers clubhouse (8pm kick-off).