YORK City Knights will likely have a new half-back pairing on Sunday - with in-form Connor Robinson's run of games and stunning run of point-scoring about to come to an end.

The scrum-half is the leading scorer in Betfred League One this season with a whopping 91 goals and 205 points from 14 games.

He also currently has the longest scoring streak in British rugby league, having registered points in the Knights' last 31 matches going back to his debut in a 52-20 win at Hunslet on June 11, 2017.

However, he is a huge doubt for Sunday's visit of Newcastle following the head injury suffered in a controversial incident in the win at Keighley last weekend. He had already bagged a try and four goals that day before being helped off the field in the 54th minute.

Boss James Ford recognised Robinson's record but intimated victory for the team was his focus - and that includes deciding who should now partner stand-in half-back Ben Cockayne in the play-making positions.

"It's an impressive record," said Ford. "It's impressive, firstly, that a player has been good enough to be selected every week for over a year.

"He's come a long way this year. He's a much better player than last year and I'm really pleased with the direction he's going in.

"As Connor will agree, it's about the team, and I'm sure he'll be ecstatic for the boys if they win (on Sunday)."

In Robinson's likely absence, the Knights might prefer to have half-back Matty Marsh available on dual-reg from Hull KR - not only for his ability but also to get him up to the requisite five appearances needed to become eligible for the last third of the season.

Ford's other options would be the inexperienced Liam Jackson or talented French teenager Thibault Franck - if his English quickly improves.

The Perpignan-born former Catalans youngster joined Rovers in the winter on a one-year deal but is yet to make his competitive debut at senior level. He had a month's loan at Championship club Sheffield before joining up with the Knights on dual-reg. He was 18th man at Keighley.

"He's a good player," said Ford. "He's trained with us now for three or four weeks, after finishing his loan at Sheffield.

"He can pass, kick, play into the line, and he understands the game. He's got a good ad-lib game as well.

"The thing for me that he needs to work on is his English. That sounds simplistic but he's a young French lad playing half. He's got lots of ability but half-backs need to be the best communicators on the field, like Benny and Connor are.

"It would be hard for me. Imagine as a 19-year-old going to live in France and playing with a load of French blokes.

"I feel for him a bit, but he's trying and I'm sure he'll get an opportunity sooner rather than later."