Team of the week accolade for Brad Day on Knights debut

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BRAD DAY'S eye-opening debut has been capped by inclusion in the Championship One Team of the Week - though it does not guarantee a place in York City Knights' 17 next week.

The 19-year-old back-rower, having joined York on dual-reg from Castleford, scored two tries after entering the fray as a substitute in place of crocked centre Greg Minikin.

He was named The Press's man of the match and has now made the league's form team along with Pat Smith and Brad Brennan.

Boss Gary Thornton wants the teenager to be eligible for the play-offs, so he will need to play in five of the last six regular season matches, but fellow back-rower Ed Smith will be back for Sunday's trip to Oxford and James Morland is eyeing a return in Minikin's stead.

Thornton said: "We'll take it week by week but we now know if he has to come in he can do a good job. It keeps everyone on their toes."

Meanwhile, Brennan will be banned for the matches against Oxford and Oldham after submitting an early guilty plea to a dangerous throw charge against Hemel.

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