McLinden and Evans to have fitness

Canberra backs Mark Mclinden and James Evans will undergo fitness tests this week to determine their availability for the Raiders' trip to Penrith on Saturday night.

Mclinden has struggled to overcome a toe injury while promising centre Evans hasn't played since round six last year when he smashed his knee on a goalpost.

The Raiders are leading the competition after three successive wins, a feat they last achieved in 2000.