WIDNES Vikings travel to Wakefield Trinity’s Belle Vue on Friday night (7.45pm) for the Challenge Cup quarter final tie.

It is a tough one for the Vikings against Chris Chester’s side that continue to surprise the bigger names around them in the top flight.

Trinity, who are currently in third spot in Super League, are blessed with plenty of strike in the backline of Ben Jones-Bishop,, Reece Lyne and Mason Caton-Brown.

Up front they have two towers of strength in David Fifita and Pauli Pauli, so Vikings will have their hands full.

Kieron Purtill has named an unchanged squad from last week’s victory, with Ryan Ince, Harrison Hansen, Tom Gilmore, Olly Ashall-Bott, Anthony Gelling and Owen Buckley all unavailable.

Widnes Vikings 19-man squad: Keanan Brand, Hep Cahill, Jay Chapelhow, Ted Chapelhow, Danny Craven, Chris Dean, Owen Farnworth, Sam Freeman, Jayden Hatton, Jordan Johnstone, MacGraff Leuluai, Joe Lyons, Dan Norman, Jack Owens, Lloyd Roby, Dom Speakman, Brad Walker, Liam Walsh, Sam Wilde.

Chris Chester has made just one change to his squad for Friday night’s clash, as Joe Batchelor returns from a lengthy lay-off in place of Tinirau Arona.

Wakefield Trinity 19-man squad: Chris Annakin, James Batchelor, Mason Caton-Brown, Jordan Crowther, David Fifita, Ryan Hampshire, Keegan Hirst, Justin Horo, Ben Jones-Bishop, Max Jowitt, Lee Kershaw, George King, Danny Kirmond, Craig Kopczak, Reece Lyne, Pauli Pauli, Tyler Randell, Ben Reynolds, Kyle Wood.

It could be a tough night for the Vikings ­— but they will have a second bite at the Wembley cherry in the 1895 Cup - a new competition for the teams outside of the Super League.

The final of that will be played at Wembley after the Challenge Cup Final.

Vikings have been drawn at home to Featherstone Rovers in the opening round of that competition.

Kieron Purtill’s side have already beaten at the Halton Stadium in 2019.

The tie is to be played between the dates of May 31-June 6.

WIDNES Vikings ended a two-game losing run and climbed the Betfred Championship table, as they defeated Swinton Lions 32-10 at Heywood Road.

Ted Chapelhow crossed for a brace, with his second putting the result beyond doubt, helping the Vikings move above their opponents into 11th place.

Kieron Purtill made three changes to last week’s side, with Chris Dean welcomed back to the starting line-up along with Jayden Hatton, who featured on the wing. Dan Norman also came into the squad, making his first appearance of the season from the bench.

Chapelhow opened the scoring four minutes in, as he collected a pass from Jack Owens.

Further tries came from Joe Lyons, Sam Wilde and Danny Craven.

Jack Owens kicked six goals.