CRAIG LINGARD is pleased with Josh Lynam's response to an internal suspension after revealing the player is on a final warning.

The home-grown second-rower is back in contention for Cougars' trip to Newcastle Thunder having been punished by the club for not turning up for the clash with York City Knights earlier this month.

Keighley suspended him for the next two games against Toronto and Whitehaven and Lingard is pleased with the way Lynam has reacted.

The head coach said: "He is on his final warning and is fully aware of standards that are expected of him, and he can’t slip up again.

"He is back in contention and his attitude in training since his suspension has been first class, so we can’t ask any more of him.

"As far as I am concerned the incident is done and dusted unless there is a repeat of it, and then unfortunately that will be it for him.

"Both parties know where we stand now and we move forward as opposed to looking back."

Centre Hamish Barnes could be a doubt for Sunday after injuring his back at work last week.

Lingard was also due to check on the fitness of prop Scott Law, who missed the defeat to Whitehaven last time out with a leg injury.