Thornton is determined to bounce back from last week’s 34-0 defeat at Keighley Cougars.
He said: “We’ve reviewed it to death and we’ve put it to bed now. I’m hoping it was just a blip and we can recover from it.
“We definitely require some kind of reaction, because I’m really disappointed with how things panned out.”
He added: “The Keepmoat Stadium is a big pitch, so we’ll try to get it wide and attack on the fringes.
“It’s a different challenge to playing at home or at Keighley – it’s a nice open pitch, so it’ll be good to get out there and try to play some good rugby.”
Austin Bell looks set to return to the Knights’ squad after a recent bout of illness.