JAMES FORD hopes that York City Knights can add some attacking threat to the “effort and commitment” shown last week when they travel to London Broncos on Sunday (3pm).

York head to sixth-placed London on the back of a five-game losing run in the Betfred Championship, the latter of which was a narrow defeat at home to Newcastle Thunder.

The Knights are set to add half-back Riley Dean and hooker Corey Johnson to that side, which should significantly aid their offence.

“I want to see the same effort and commitment that we saw against Newcastle and the same togetherness,” said head coach Ford.

“I want our outside backs to be as deceptive as they were and I want the spine of our team to work together to form shape and challenge London with the ball.

“We have got the personnel to do more of that this weekend and I’m looking forward to seeing them do it.”

York have been plagued by injuries, particularly at half-back and hooker, throughout 2021, though Ford was quick to point out that the Broncos have also had their fair share of hardship to contend with.

“I would say that London have had some disruptions similar to ourselves,” he said. “Cory Aston has missed some rugby for them. (Jarrod) Sammut and (Ed) Chamberlain have missed some games as well.

“They’ve had some adversity but they’re still a good full-time side. They’ve got some big, powerful boys who take some handling.

“We need go down there and make sure that our defence is good, our work ethic is good, our communication and enthusiasm is right up there and we need to challenge them with the ball.

“From what I saw on Tuesday and what I’m hoping to see for the rest of training, I believe we will challenge them with the ball.

“Add that to the metres we’ve been making and the defensive contact we’ve been throwing about, there’s the makings of a really good team there.”

York: Bass, Salter, Atkins, K Dixon, R Dixon, Jubb, Teanby, Clarkson, Scott, Baldwinson, Stock, Kirmond, Green, Spears, Whiteley, Jones-Bishop, Washbrook, Dean, Dow-Nikau, Johnson, Hall.