ANDREW HENDERSON provided an injury update on his York Knights squad, with a number of long-term absentees progressing faster than expected.

York welcome Wakefield Trinity to the LNER Community Stadium on Sunday, February 4 (3pm) for their second match of the AB Sundecks 1895 cup, after defeating Newcastle Thunder comfortably 114-10 last Saturday.

Head coach Henderson confirmed that there were no fresh injury concerns after a thumping victory in the North-East, and provided an update on Levi Edwards and Bailey Antrobus, who are excelling within their individual rehabilitation programmes set out by the York medical team.

“There’s a couple of bumps and bruises, but nothing too serious. It’s a first run out for a certain number of people, but we’ve come out okay.

“They’re doing great. Levi Edwards and Bailey Antrobus are on track at the moment, they will be back mid-season so I can’t give a definite date.

“But in terms of where they are at in their rehab programmes, they are ahead of schedule, so they’re doing good.

“The medical team have done a really good job with those guys.”

Henderson also confirmed that prop Ronan Michael had returned to training now, and is expected to be in contention for March’s beginning to the Betfred Championship season.

Josh Daley is also nearing a return after suffering a grade two Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) injury last July.

“Ronan Michael is progressing well, he’s back into training now and he will probably become available just before the start of the Championship season.

“He seems to be on point with that at the moment.

“Josh Daley should be available in the next couple of weeks.

“We’re not far off now from having most people back in the frame.”