WOOLSTON Rovers return to action on Saturday when they entertain Peterlee Pumas in the Kingstone Press National Conference League Division Three.

Rovers match against Siddal in the Conference Challenge Trophy was forced to be abandoned last week when six players in the Woolston side came down with a sickness bug.

The tie could not be rescheduled and Woolston forfeited to be knocked out of the competition in the first round.

Rovers will be looking to shake off the illness and disappointment of exiting the Challenge Trophy with a win against struggling Peterlee.

“The illness has really taken its toll on the lads so I will not be able to select my side until late in the week,” said Rovers head coach Lee Westwood.

“But I am confident that whatever 17 players take to the field on Saturday they will be able to get the right result.

“We are fully aware that Peterlee have had another tough season so far but we will still approach the game with the same mind set and make sure that we complete our sets on a regular basis.

“This game will take us to the halfway point of the season and, whilst we have not been able to string a run of victories together as we would have hoped, we are still in with a great chance of getting promoted and that is something that I will be drilling into the players over the coming weeks.”