Hunslet’s second row player, Aaron York, who missed the team’s last two fixtures due to tonsillitis, has made a full recovery and is set to make his return. Head coach Alan Kilshaw has named York in the Parksiders’ squad for their upcoming Betfred League One fixture against Rochdale Hornets. The match, which kicks off earlier than usual, is scheduled to take place at 1:00 PM on Sunday, May 27, at the South Leeds Stadium.
In another positive development, winger Johny Campbell has also been included in the 21-man squad. Campbell’s loan agreement with Batley has been renewed, following his recall by the Bulldogs for last week’s Betfred Challenge Cup tie against Hull KR.
However, Hunslet will still be without the services of halfback Fraser Stroud, who is currently sidelined with a foot injury of indefinite duration. Furthermore, second row Nathan Newbound is undergoing rehabilitation for a back issue and is expected to be out for the next few weeks. On a brighter note, fullback Jimmy Watson, who recently suffered a serious finger injury at work, has returned to light training.
Meanwhile, Harvey Whiteley and Spencer Darley, who are on loan spells with Cornwall, are entering the final week of their temporary stints.
Hunslet finds themselves in the race for promotion and currently hold a two-point lead over Rochdale in the league table. However, the Hornets have played one additional match compared to the Parksiders. Coach Alan Kilshaw, also known as ‘Killer,’ emphasised the importance of every game and acknowledged the intense competition in the top six of the league. He expressed the team’s focus on daily improvement and the development of good habits both on and off the field, aiming for consistent performances.
The Hunslet squad for the upcoming match against Rochdale Hornets includes: Jack Render, Adam Ryder, Joe Burton, Jake Sweeting, Nathan Conroy, Harvey Hallas, Sam Hallas, Steve Crossley, Josh Jordan-Roberts, Aaron York, Michael Knowles, Danny Barcoe, Jordan Syme, Lewis Wray, Morgan Punchard, Jordan Bull, Sean Croston, Brad Wheeler, Alfie Goddard, Matty Beharrell, and Johnny Campbell.
The clash between Hunslet and Rochdale Hornets promises to be an exciting encounter as both teams vie for an important victory in their pursuit of promotion.