Knights hope to bounce back

Strong squad: Brett Davey.
Strong squad: Brett Davey.
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DONCASTER Knights coach Brett Davey has announced a strong squad to take on Nottingham tomorrow as his team tries to get their Championship promotion campaign back on track.

After a baptism of fire in last week’s play-off opener against a dominant Bristol side, the Knights will be keen to salvage their pride by beating the Midlands outfit at Meadow Lane.

Their record against the Green and Whites this season doesn’t provide much confidence, and with injury problems mounting at Castle Park, Davey’s men face an uphill challenge.

Irish scrum-half Michael Heaney is handed a starting place and Stuart Corsar makes only his second start since November at loose-head. Matt Challinor also returns to the line-up after a short spell on the sidelines, while an injury crisis in the backs sees Davey forced to name six forwards on the bench.

Club Captain Chris Hallam is confident that his Knights outfit could turnover a bruised Nottingham side this weekend as they remain positive about their promotion ambitions.

He said: “As a small tight knit squad promotion would be an amazing achievement, but one that we feel is still a realistic ambition and it must start with Nottingham this Sunday. “Belief within the camp is still high and one bad result doesn’t make us a bad team.”