JAMES FORD has expressed his excitement to be involved in Sunday’s clash between Betfred Championship play-off rivals York City Knights and Halifax Panthers (3pm).

The clash sees two of the league’s form sides meet, with York having won seven on the spin while Halifax are on a six-match winning streak.

Added to that, the Knights currently occupy third and have the chance to increase their gap in the position to six points over the fourth-placed Panthers.

“It’s exciting to be involved in a game like this. York-Halifax games are good occasions.

“Halifax are a really good side, I think at the end of the season, they’ll definitely be up there.

“They’ve already shown that they can trouble Leigh and Featherstone.

“We’re expecting a really tough game from them. Ultimately it’s (just) two points but it’s two points that both teams want.”

There have been two additions to the Knights squad with Bailey Antrobus and Toby Warren coming into the side.

Levi Edwards, Brendan O'Hagan and Jacob Ogden each miss out due to injury.

Knights squad for Sunday: Marsh, Brown, Glover, Oakes, Ellis, Matongo, Jubb, Teanby, Clarkson, Thompson, Davis, Dixon, Stock, Kirmond, Harris, Warren, Harrison, Towse, Antrobus, Porter.