MATTY Houghton, pictured, returns to Wharfedale’s starting line-up for their trip to Sheffield Tigers.

The former Kendal flanker comes in for the versatile Adam Howard who is on the bench.

Houghton will link withJames Tyson and George Hedgley in the back row in the continued absence of the injured Josh Burridge.

Joel Gill is again on the right wing with teenager Charlie Graham still unavailable.

Howard will be joined on the bench by the experienced Steve Graham, Joe Altham, Harry Dunne and Tom Mann as Wharfedale look to continue to claw their way towards safety in National Two North.

Wharfedale Robbie Davidson; Joel Gill, Tom Davidson., Rhys Lovegrove, Oliver Cicognini; Tom Barrett, Phil Woodhead; Toms Asejevs, Dan Stockdale, Reece Ward, Kieran Frost, Richard Rhodes, Matty Houghton, James Tyson, George Hedgley. Replacements Adam Howard, Stevie Graham, Joe Altham, Harry Dunne, Tom Mann.