WILL SHARP has returned to the York City Knights squad that will travel to his former club Halifax tomorrow afternoon.

The winger, who joined York from Halifax during the close-season following four seasons with the Blue and Whites, missed last weekend's Coral Challenge Cup tie at London Broncos due to a hamstring injury suffered against Leigh Centurions.

Fellow outside back Jason Bass made the squad for the London game but injury prevented him playing any part in the 24-22 victory that secured the Knights a fifth round match against Rochdale Hornets.

Like Sharp, Bass is struggling with a hamstring strain, which head coach James Ford described as a minor knock.

The Knights boss was unsure whether either of the pair would feature this weekend at the Shay, but are likely to be fit for the club's first home match of the 2020 Betfred Championship season against London on March 8.

“He’s coming on is Sharpy as is Bassy," said Ford. "I’m not sure if either will be available for the weekend.

“I would say that they will both be available for the London game, if they don't suffer any (further) setbacks.

“I’d be surprised if they both made the Fax game. But, I’m not a human MRI machine so we’ll see.

“With the nature of their skillsets and how they play the game, they’re two explosive and evasive players.

“It would be dangerous to get them out without knowing that they’re 100 per cent right."

Winger Perry Whiteley remains sidelined with a foot injury and, should neither Sharp or Bass be fit, Ford may call upon dual registration winger Lewis Carr.

The Castleford Tigers youngster and former Yorkshire 'Origin' representative featured for the Knights during in pre-season against Halifax last month.

"We’ve had a good chat with Castleford this week and we spoke about Lewis," said Ford.

“Lewis is a player that has got a lot of potential, great speed, good footwork and he’s great out of the back field.

“He’s got potential and the chance of being a good player.

“He’s got some things to improve upon in his game and I’m sure that at Castleford, with the levels of coaching staff there, (they) are frequently talking to him and helping him to work on those areas.

Prop forward Joe Porter misses out on a spot in the 21-man squad as his struggles with an ankle knock continue.

The former York Acorn amateur picked up the blow in the season opener at Toulouse Olympique.

"We didn’t think that it was that bad because he managed to play the last 15 to 20 minutes with it," Ford said.

“And he was a real handful for Toulouse in that period too. We didn’t think that it’d continue for this long."

York City Knights squad: Marsh, Keinhorst, Salter, Sharp, Johnston, Robinson, Jubb, Teanby, Washbrook, Scott, Spears, Brining, Green, Clarkson, Baldwinson, Stock, Bass, Hey, Jordan-Roberts, Wallis, Carr (DR).