Whitehaven expect to have Jordan Thompson and Jake Bradley available for Sunday’s trip to Barrow.

Neither were included in the 17 on duty at Derwent Park for last Sunday’s Ike Southward Memorial game against Workington Town.

Thompson was laid low by a flu-type virus, but is on the mend and the former Hensingham amateur is looking forward to getting back into the fray.

The utility forward made a big impression after being signed up to help out during Whitehaven’s player shortage and has subsequently been added to the regular squad.

Bradley, his former Hensingham team-mate, is one of the most exciting teenage talents around, and coach Gary Charlton will be bringing him on gradually as the pre-season and then League One campaign unfolds.

“Both should be involved in the game at Craven Park, and I’ve agreed with Cresta (coach Paul Crarey) that we will both use unlimited substitutions.”

Whitehaven will still be without Brett Phillips (on a pre-arranged break) and a bad knee injury at the end of last season.

Chris Taylor is going to be given longer to regain full fitness.

Sam Dowsett, who scored Whitehaven’s try at Derwent Park last Sunday, is also unavailable this weekend.

Haven are still waiting for an update on Jessie Joe Parker’s visa.