Hunslet’s head coach, Alan Kilshaw, has announced the inclusion of Italian international Jake Maizen in his 21-man squad for their upcoming Betfred League 1 home fixture against promotion rivals Doncaster. Maizen, who recently joined the Parksiders on loan from Halifax Panthers, has already impressed with his proactive approach during training sessions.
Hunslet enters this highly anticipated match following an impressive victory over North Wales Crusaders. Kilshaw expressed satisfaction with the team’s physical condition, stating that they came through the previous week’s game against Cas unscathed. The credit for their injury-free season thus far goes to their rigorous training and strength and conditioning program. The team’s fitness levels have been on full display in the second halves of their matches, highlighting the squad’s endurance. With a full complement of players eager to contribute, the coaches face the difficult task of selecting the starting 17 each week, but it is a welcome predicament.
Kilshaw further added that Hunslet has been rotating players in recent weeks to ensure everyone remains match-fit and fresh. The team’s morale is high after their previous triumph, and there is a palpable sense of excitement for the challenges that lie ahead in the upcoming fixture.
Reflecting on the importance of the game, Kilshaw emphasised the simplicity of their plan. While acknowledging Doncaster’s ability to win matches, Hunslet is focused on their own style of play and securing the two available points. With the match not being a play-off game or a final, the team can approach it with a relaxed mindset. However, Kilshaw emphasised the potential for these two teams to face each other again later in the season, emphasising the need for a stellar performance. Hunslet must strive for greatness for the full 80 minutes. The head coach expressed confidence in his squad, affirming their preparedness to go toe to toe with Doncaster this Sunday.
The Hunslet squad for the home fixture against Doncaster, scheduled for July 2 at 3:00 PM, is as follows: Jimmy Watson, Jack Render, Adam Ryder, Joe Burton, Nathan Conroy, Harvey Hallas, Sam Hallas, Steve Crossley, Aaron York, Michael Knowles, Nathan Newbound, Jordan Syme, Lewis Wray, Alfie Goddard, Spencer Darley, Matty Beharrell, Marcus Green, Myles Lawford, Oli Burton, Josh Jordan-Roberts, and Jake Maizen.
As the tension builds for this crucial clash, Hunslet fans eagerly await an exciting encounter between these two formidable sides.