RugbyLeague: Fox back on run: Hanley returns

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The Independent Online
A CHANGE of scene and an important team change gives Bradford Northern every chance of maintaining their momentum in the Stones Bitter Championship tomorrow at the expense of their troubled neighbours, Leeds, writes Dave Hadfield. The match has been moved from Odsal to Bradford City's Valley Parade.

Equally significant is the return of Deryck Fox at scrum- half after an ankle injury. He could face Jason Donohue, signed by Leeds on loan from Leigh for the rest of the season. Donohue was playing in the A team last night and, with Andy Gregory sold and Gareth Stephens still injured, the Leeds coach, Doug Laughton, may throw him straight in.

Leeds will definitely have Ellery Hanley starting a match for the first time since 3 October. There is no doubt that his influence has been missed.

It is a measure of Leeds'

recent disarray that a win snatched late on against the First Division's bottom club, Leigh, last week should have come as such a relief.

Of the other leading sides, Castleford should be too good for Wakefield, especially with Tony Kemp back from France, while Warrington should benefit from Kelly Shelford's return.

Wigan are without Andrew Farrell and possibly Shaun Edwards and Nigel Wright against Oldham, but expect to have Phil Clarke and Denis Betts back.