Big Squad for Boxing Day

By Dave Picken - December 24 2019
Big Squad for Boxing Day Sadly player coach Stu Waites won't be leading his side out at Rovers on Boxing Day (please note kick off is 2.30) but he does have a big squad to choose from despite the problems of recent weeks.

Stu, of course, dislocated his shoulder in the last game against Driffield, and  skipper Ryan Painter will also be missing along with Andrew Rollins.

Fortunately, a few others have recovered from their knocks including Adam Coates, Adam Brown and Will Hilditch. It looks like the last game for some time for Will as he is off to visit family in Australia in the New Year and is then due an ankle operation.

Scrum half Matt Siddle is back from working and studying in Essex and the Boatman brothers have also made themselves available as have the Corbetts. Jay hasn't figured since pre-season after being concussed, while cycling champion brother Will has been doing very well with the Stags.

However, Michael Hogan is still missing after undergoing a minor operation on his knee last week, while John Bunter is on the mend but still not over his own knee ligament injury.

The kick off is later than usual as Rovers have some smart new floodlights. They  should add to the atmosphere in a game where both sides need a confidence boost after recent disappointing league displays.

The Stags v Heughers game in the Bill Bowden Memorial Trophy will be at Brinkburn this Saturday kick off 2.15.

We will choose 23 from this squad:

Forwards - Coates, Jackson-Smith, Pennick, Hadwen, Linighan, Atkins, Mould, Riley, Brown, Armstrong, Butcher, J. Boatman, D. Boatman, J Corbett, J Tyers, Borthwick.

Backs - Siddle,  Connolly, Scott, W Corbett, Youll, Hilditch, Tennant, Southern,  Johnston, Morgan, Quinn, Jamieson,

Big Squad for Boxing Day
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24/12/2019 10:23
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Re: Big Squad for Boxing Day
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24/12/2019 16:09
I can't wait.

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25/12/2019 14:16
I think you should make up different slogan as there have been at least 8 meek surrenders in the last 4 months

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