WHILE it’s not usually the best situation to be faced with a break, it may turn out to be beneficiary for the North Wales Crusaders.

The Crusaders have a number of injury concerns as they head into a break from League One action and their next run-out is scheduled for May 19 when unbeaten Keighley Cougars head to Colwyn Bay’s Stadiwm CSM.

After Sunday’s 22-14 loss to Hunslet, which arrived following two home tries in the closing couple of minutes, head coach Carl Forster said: “It was a two-point ball game.

“This time last year we weren’t in these contests.

“At this moment it time, we’re doing okay, but I just can’t wait for the next game.

“It’s never nice having these breaks after a defeat.

“When you lose, you want to get back out there the week after.

“I do appreciate we do it the hard way when we’re back.

“But I’m hoping we will have Reidy (Matt Reid, pictured above) back and Ben Evans back.”

It will be a tough run of matches when Crusaders return from their three-week break.

As well as the match with leaders Keighley, North Wales must also tackle unbeaten Oldham.

Sandwiched in the middle of these two contests will be a testing trip to Midlands Hurricanes.