YORK City Knights boss James Ford has as expected recalled all his big guns for Sunday's Betfred Championship clash at home to Dewsbury Rams.

Ford made nine changes to the side that won at Swinton last week for the midweek 1895 Cup quarter-final against Batley - a tie the Bulldogs won in golden-point extra time.

But he switches things right round again for the return to league action and the club's play-off push.

Matty Marsh returns at full-back after a minor injury, with Jason Bass, Cam Scott and Perry Whiteley returning to the back line.

Jack Teanby, Graeme Horne, Sam Scott and Tim Spears are all back in the pack ranks too, while Kriss Brining is fit to return as interchange hooker after missing the last three games due to concussion.

One slight tweak sees Brad Hey, who returned at centre on Wednesday, given the nod over Josh Jordan-Roberts in the back row.

Ford has, however, named a provisional 20-man squad as he awaits the outcome of a couple of late fitness tests.

He said of his line-up: "We've been in two competitions and we've needed to be smart with our selections.

"The players who missed out on Wednesday had not done anything wrong but I felt others deserved an opportunity and I was very happy with what they did. They've got lots of rugby league to play between now and the end of the season.

"But I've gone with what I feel is the best 17 to win the game this weekend."

Hooker Will Jubb is in the 20-man party but seems set for a rest this weekend, with Brining fit and Harry Carter looking fresh after his recent return to action.

"It's to do with the amount of minutes Will has been on the field," reasoned Ford. "He's played Sunday-Wednesday, and there's still a chance he will play this Sunday. He's very durable.

"He played 50 minutes at hooker on Sunday and then 55-60 on Wednesday.

"When you've got four nines available (with Andy Ellis now back at the club too) available, it just makes sense to go with the fresher ones on the weekend."

Marsh replaces former York Acorn amateur Matt Chilton in the number one role, the latter having played for the first time this year on Wednesday after a long-term knee injury.

Chilton was free from mistakes on Wednesday but, still being a rookie and with no game-time hitherto this season, his combinations when joining the attacking line were not as fluid.

Said Ford: "Matty Marsh will be good to go.

"Matt Chilton is on a journey. He's developing. He played five times in League One last year, most of it on the wing. He's got lots of potential.

"People are only going to get better by working on things they need to work on and Matt has got a great attitude and will do that. It's just the fine details he needs to look at.

"He's going to play more rugby league this year and I'm confident when he does he will take another step forward in his development.

"It was not that long ago he was playing for York Acorn and, with all respect to Acorn, they don't often play sides of the calibre of Batley.

"He should be pleased with a lot of what he did.

"Matty Marsh has played most of this rugby as a half-back, coming through the ranks. He's good at that final combination part of the game, although he's still developing too.

"I'm not sure any full-back gets it right all the time. Even Billy Slater didn't. But what he did was endeavour to get it right and his attitude was 'I'm going to get it right more times this week than last week'.

"Both Mattys have that approach and I'm pleased with the direction they're going in."

Dewsbury make a few changes to the 17 that lost to Widnes in their midweek cup tie - but not half as many as York. Winger Rob Worrincy and former Halifax forward Frazer Morris are the most notable incomers.

Paul Sykes and Liam Finn bring a very experienced half-back partnership, Joe Martin has impressed at full-back after arriving from the amateur game, and Adam Ryder is an obvious threat at centre.

Knights (probable): Marsh, Bass, Salter, C Scott, Whiteley, Harris, Robinson, Teanby, Carter, Horne, Hey, S Scott. Subs: from Brining, Dixon, Stock, Baldwinson, Blagbrough, Oakes, Jubb.

Dewsbury (probable): Martin, Gabriel, Ryder, O Trout, Worrincy, Sykes, Finn, Sheriffe, Ward, Garratt, Igbinedion, Knowles, K Trout. Subs: Day, Waite-Pullan, Reilly, Morris.