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Danny Nicklas shrugs off injury for Knights debut
NEW dual-reg signing Danny Nicklas suffered a dead leg playing for Hull Under-20s at the weekend – but is still set to make his York City Knights debut on Sunday.
The 20-year-old half-back is to train with the Knights for the first time tomorrow night and is likely to go straight into the side for the visit of Swinton Lions, all being well.
He will be joined by club-mate Chris Green, who has been given the green light to resume his dual-reg spell at Huntington Stadium. The forward was voted the Knights’ Player of Month for March before being recalled by Hull.
As reported by The Press, Castleford second-row John Davies is also due back at York, barring any injuries playing for Cas in last night’s Rugby League 9s competition.
He will likewise go straight back into the team.
Three Knights players – Jordan Tansey, Ed Smith and Joe Hemmings – missed yesterday morning’s open training session held at York Acorn ARLC due to apparent illness, but all are expected back at training tomorrow night. Smith also missed last Thursday’s session due to illness.
Meanwhile, Knights player-coach Chris Thorman was hoping to hear back from former Huddersfield team-mate Tom Hemingway today about his proposed switch from Featherstone.
Rovers have agreed to let the half-back out on loan, though The Press understands York are not the only suitors.