Kingstone Press League 1 Preview: York City Knights v Barrow Raiders

James Ford, the York City Knights coach was delighted that his team won in Wales last time out.

“I was really pleased to go to North Wales and get the points, they’re a really good team,” he said.

“They certainly tested us, it was a fantastic game which I’m sure all the supporters enjoyed.

“We’ve got a lot of respect for North Wales, we like how they play with the ball, they’re very attack-minded. It wouldn’t surprise me if we came across them again in the play-offs.

“Barrow are a good team with some outstanding individuals like Liam Harrison, who is a right handful. Joe Bullock is another handful and they’ve got some big players in the outside backs as well.

“They’re playing for a play-off spot and we’re expecting a physical encounter that could go down to the wire again.”

Wing Nev Morrison is out with a broken hand.

Barrow Raiders coach Paul Crarey said: “It’s important to us that we finish the season off well for our supporters and for ourselves. We have come into form in recent weeks and the improvements made by this young team is there for everyone to see but we will have to be at our very best to cause an upset at York.

“York have already made the play-offs, so there is no pressure on them. For ourselves the Rochdale v London game on Saturday will maybe have decided our fate but for us it was all about our progression over the season and building for next season. We need to finish the season off strong.”

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