Championship Preview: Hunslet v York


Hunslet Hawks coach Barry Eaton will give late fitness tests to Aston Wilson (ankle) and Scott Watson (cheek) ahead of Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship clash with York City Knights.

Eaton said: “York really look like they’re a team that’s capable of challenging everyone in the competition.

“They’ve already knocked off Featherstone this year, and they’re putting a decent run together. They look like they’ll be bouncing on Sunday.”

York have doubts over Simon Brown (back) and Jack Lee (knee), but Knights coach Gary Thornton hopes to have Sam Scott and Luke Stenchion available.

Thornton, whose side have won four of their last five fixtures, said: “We want to keep winning.

“Looking at how tight the league is, you only have to lose a couple of games and you’re back in the bottom two. Consistency is the key for us.”

He added: “Hunslet have got a similar sized pitch to ours. We know how to play our pitch well, so hopefully that will help us.”

York pair Jack Aldous and Nathan Freer are both struggling with shoulder injuries.