Bready captain David Scanlon is set to return to the North West Warriors camp this week ahead of the Hanley Energy Championship game at home to the Northern Knights but the former Assistant Coach will this time be involved in the middle instead of behind the rope. The seamer has been drafted into the squad after William McClintock withdrew on Sunday evening leaving Head Coach Ian McGregor with a bowling headache.

Gary McClintock had already been left out of the squad due to continued unavailability and now with his twin brother joining Stuart Thompson and Craig Young on the sidelines, the cupboard is practically bare. The irony that Graeme McCarter will spearhead the visitors' attack is lost on no-one but it is something that McGregor accepts he just has to get on with.

Oraine Williams and Jarred Barnes will most likely share the new ball for the hosts with Scanlon and Ryan Macbeth providing the back up, while it is unknown if Danza Hyat, who didn't bowl for Brigade at the weekend, will be an additional option in attack.

A spokesman for the Warriors confirmed that Scanlon had been added to the squad as had Ryan Hunter of Brigade, who replaces Scott Campbell (work commitments).

"We've been unlucky with the injury to Craig and the fact that Stuart has been rested. On top of that, several of the squad struggle to commit to three days in midweek due to work or other responsibilities so it isn't ideal. Ryan Macbeth and Davy Scanlon come into the squad to cover the seam openings while Ryan Hunter is another player selectors had been looking at anyway and he replaces Scott Campbell who had told us last week that he may be required to cover holiday leave at work", he concluded.

The game at Bready gets under way tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11am and admission is free.