JAMES FORD has named Liam Harris and prop Adam Robinson in his squad for Sunday's play-off semi-final at Whitehaven - but is keeping his cards close to his chest when it comes to his line-up.

Playmaker Harris has to complete the medical protocol in order to play after being knocked out by Dan Parker's late tackle in last week's Super 8s match against Newcastle.

Meanwhile, former Halifax prop Robinson, a key man in the pack this season, has missed the last two games with hamstring trouble, and it remains unclear if he will pass fit to play.

In-form centre Brad Hey and second-row Joe Batchelor have been named in the squad after resting niggling injuries in the past fortnight, while Kieran Moran, called up to Hull KR duty last week, returns as expected on dual-reg to beef up the pack. Full-back Ash Robson returns from his six-match ban.

Ford is taking a 20-man squad to Cumbria, travelling up the day before the game and staying over in nearby Workington.

There is no place, however, for former Warrington forward Jordan Cox, who has failed to hit Super League standards so far in his loan spell at York, or, perhaps more surprisingly, Will Jubb, who has largely impressed at hooker. Fit-again Harry Carter, with his running threat, is instead chosen to interchange with old general Andy Ellis.

Ben Dent and Pat Smith are also omitted, joining long-term crocks Ed Smith, Jonny Presley, Jake Butler-Fleming and Ross Osborne on the sidelines.

Ford must decide who to play on the wings, with veteran Tommy Saxton, top try-scorer Dee Foggin-Johnston and Nev Morrison, who has impressed recently, all on the bus.

He has a similar call to make in the back row, with Ryan Mallinder and Liam Thompson, both of whom have played infrequently this year, competing to partner Batchelor.

Harris will likely play if fit, with fellow half-backs Harry Tyson-Wilson and Connor Robinson also travelling.

On Jubb's omission, Ford said: "Hull KR have been really good to us in terms of trying to make people available if we needed them.

“Will is really unlucky to miss out. He's had a great season and been a pleasure to work with.

"He's also played middle unit and back-row as well as hooker, and there was a chance he would do us a job at centre. His mindset is to put the team first and that attribute will see him do well.

"It was a tough decision but I've gone with Harry Carter. I think his pace around the ruck could cause Whitehaven some issues when their big players get a bit fatigued."

Dangerman Harris remains a doubt but earlier in the week said he would be okay, and Ford has added: "Liam's progressing well.

"He's got the protocol to get through, and quite rightly so to ensure he's fit to play, but I'm confident he will be available."

Haven, with Karl Olstrom available again, are set to field a full-strength squad although there were some concerns over Dion Aiye, a hat-trick scorer in their 56-6 derby win over a depleted Workington last week, after he complained of a tight groin following the game.

Stalwarts Scott McAvoy and Craig Calvert have both announced they would retire at the end of this season - and will be keen to go out on a high.

Whitehaven: from Burns, Miller, Parker, Taylor, Calvert, Roper, Crook, Riley, Tilley, Forster, Aiye, McAvoy, Shackley, D Thompson, Newton, Olstrom, Holliday, Holland, Brown.

Knights: from Robson, Saxton, Morrison, Foggin-Johnston, Hey, Haynes, C Robinson, Tyson-Wilson, Harris, Ellis, Carter, Batchelor, Mallinder, Thompson, Spears, Siddons, Dixon, Moran, A Robinson, Porter.

Referee: John McMullen.