The Mark Applegarth era at Wakefield Trinity hasn’t got off to the best start with five losses and drama surrounding the pitch.
There’s also been an injury crisis in which some of Trinity’s star players have suffered major issues.
Two of their key back-line players in Max Jowitt and Lewis Murphy are out for considerable periods of time, and the injury to Jowitt left them without a recognised full-back.
As such there has been some versatility called upon for players in the squad and also a look at the loan market.
Sam Hewitt came in from Huddersfield and impressed in the narrow defeat to Salford Red Devils.
Since then another loanee has been brought in and he could debut on Friday against KR.
Hooker Tom Forber has been loaned in on a two-week deal from Wigan and Applegarth has named the youngster in his 21-man squad alongside the likes of Hewitt.
There is also another key look at youth with Oliver Pratt, Harry Bowes and Sam Eseh all featuring.
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The team itself features three of Trinity’s four off-season signings in Renouf Atoni, Samisoni Langi and Morgan SMith.
Kevin Proctor misses out, yet another issue for Trinity as they miss the experience of the former Kiwi international.
The creative Mason Lino will have to be on fine form to pick apart Hull KR, however Rovers also have some injury problems with the likes of Jordan Abdull, Dean Hadley and Frankie Halton all missing out.