Walton set to make Rovers return in Leeds cup clash

Jason Walton missed last Sunday's game at Bradford because of a sore back. Picture: Rob Hare.
Jason Walton missed last Sunday's game at Bradford because of a sore back. Picture: Rob Hare.

FEATHERSTONE Rovers are set to welcome back centre Jason Walton for tomorrow’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup clash at Leeds Rhinos.

Walton was a late withdrawal in last Sunday’s Championship game at Bradford Bulls.

His place was taken by Kyran Johnson whose only previous apppearance this season was in the 30-22 defeat at Hull Kingston Rovers on Good Friday.

Rovers coach Jon Sharp said: “Jason had struggled all week with a sore back.

“On Sunday morning, he said it was not improving at all so we had to make a late change. I was pleased to give Kyran Johnson an opportunity to play on the wing and move Misi Taulapapa to centre. I thought they both acquitted themselves really well.

“I was chuffed to bits for Kyran. He was outstanding when he had his chance at Hull KR and I thought he did a good job again at Bradford. He looked great.

“He’s been patient and worked really hard and he’s done extras and he got the benefit last Sunday.”