Eager Scott bids for call-up

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ROOKIE forward Connor Scott has jumped to the front of the queue for a call-up by Sheffield Eagles.

The 19-year-old from Hillsborough has forced his way into coach Mark Aston’s thinking for the game against York Knights at Bramall Lane on Friday.

“Connor’s been training the house down,” said Aston. “He’s been doing everything that we want and has to be considered.”

Aston has experimented during the opening four games of the seaswon as he seeks his best 17.

He left experienced prop forward Liam Higgins out of the last two games and new signing Colton Roche was rested for last Sunday’s trip to Workington.

That saw the Eagles go into the game without a prop forward on the bench.

Scott, a young giant at 6ft 3ins and 16 stone, can play in the front or second row. He came through the club’s Academy and made his first team debut in 2011, playing two games, but was sidelined last year following surgery on a shoulder problem.

Aston admits having a ‘lightweight’ bench was a risk at Workington where after a poor opening 40 minutes three second half tries gave the Eagles a 28-24 win.

“It could have backfired but we came through,” said Aston. “We have a few options to bring a bit more firpower in.

“It’s the first game at Bramall Lane this season and we’re on a nice wide pitch and we want to use that.” The 19-year-old from Hillsborough has forced his way into coach Mark Aston’s thinking for the game against York Knights at Bramall Lane on Friday.

“Connor’s been training the house down,” said Aston. “He’s been doing everything that we want and has to be considered.”

Aston has experimented during the opening four games of the seaswon as he seeks his best 17.

He left experienced prop forward Liam Higgins out of the last two games and new signing Colton Roche was rested for last Sunday’s trip to Workington.

That saw the Eagles go into the game without a prop forward on the bench.

Scott, a young giant at 6ft 3ins and 16 stone, can play in the front or second row. He came through the club’s Academy and made his first team debut in 2011, playing two games, but was sidelined last year following surgery on a shoulder problem.

Aston admits having a ‘lightweight’ bench was a risk at Workington where after a poor opening 40 minutes three second half tries gave the Eagles a 28-24 win.

“It could have backfired but we came through,” said Aston. “We have a few options to bring a bit more firpower in.

“It’s the first game at Bramall Lane this season and we’re on a nice wide pitch and we want to use that.”

York have lost three of their first four games and went down 18-14 at home to Halifax at the weekend.

Eagles players Dominic Brambani and Mitch Stringer are in the Premier Sports team of the round, which is voted for by club coaches.

York have lost three of their first four games and went down 18-14 at home to Halifax at the weekend.

Eagles players Dominic Brambani and Mitch Stringer are in the Premier Sports team of the round, which is voted for by club coaches.