Barrow Raiders forward Danny Langtree admits he is eager to re-join his team-mates out on the field as he continues to work his way back to full fitness following a hamstring injury.

The 31-year-old joined the Raiders ahead of their return to the Betfred Championship but has made just three league appearances so far. 

He was included in the 21-man squad for last weekend’s game against Batley Bulldogs, but a pre-match knock prevented him from taking to the field.

Langtree, who also made his 200th career appearance earlier this season, admits he is counting down the days until he can return to action.

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“I’m looking forward to being fully fit and back on the pitch with the lads again,” he said. “I’ve been out for quite a while now, so I just want to get back out there as soon as I can.

“The recovery is coming along okay. I had a little setback in the warm up before the Batley game, but hopefully it won’t keep me out for too long.”

On his recent milestone, he added: “It’s a nice milestone to reach, but I just want to get back out on the field now and hopefully help the lads out wherever I can.”

Next up for the Raiders is a trip to Odsal to face a Bradford Bulls side boasting four wins from their opening six league matches.

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Despite the Bulls’ excellent form, they remain one point and two places behind Paul Crarey’s side in the table.

Langtree admits Sunday’s clash will be a real test for the squad, but insists they have enough character to put in a performance and end their three-match winless run. 

“You couldn’t have asked for a better start from the lads [this season],” he said. “They’ve all played class so far and deserve a lot of credit because they’ve beaten some good teams.

“There are no easy matches in this division and Bradford will be another tough one. 

“We will go over the Batley game at training, see where we went wrong and do everything we can to make sure we are at our best to get the win on Sunday.”

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