Whitehaven winger Jordan Burns has been cleared to play this Saturday at Hunslet.

The former Kells amateur was looking at missing the key League One clash at the South Leeds Stadium after a red card in the last game at Doncaster.

Burns was dismissed for throwing a punch but the Rugby League disciplinary committee decided that the sending-off was sufficient punishment.

Doncaster’s Matty Beherrell, who was sent off in the same game for foul and abusive language also escaped without a ban.

Burns, who was Man of the Match in the previous home game with Oldham, will be ready to resume against Hunslet.

He will be among a group of players who should be ready to resume after missing that excellent win at Doncaster.

Dion Aiye (calf) has been doing increased gym work and will be ready to resume training on Wednesday.

Brett Phillips (fractured eye socket) is already back in training and expects to be given the all clear to resume playing later this week.

Sam Forrester had a previous commitment (agreed when he signed during the winter) and will be back in contention.

Dave Thompson had to miss the trip to Doncaster because of a one-match suspension, imposed when he was sent-off for a trip near the end of the game at London Skolars.

The only doubt among the recent absentees concerns Jake Moore who has been out of action with a hamstring injury. He has been stepping-up gym work over the last two weeks but might need a few training sessions before he’s ready to resume.

Coach Gary Charlton said: “I think we are going to be in a good position at the week-end when the majority of our players will be up for selection.

“We only had the bare 17 to go to Doncaster but they produced an outstanding performance, so that will make it hard for selection this week-end.

“Hunslet are a decent side, as they showed when giving us a good game at the Recreation Ground, and we are going to have to be at our best to beat them.”

Whitehaven still lead League One by two points and will take the title and automatic promotion if they win their last five games.