ANDREW HENDERSON is pleased to welcome back a pack of his York Knights squad, and welcomes a potential selection headache.

The Knights have struggled with injuries and suspensions throughout the early stages of the Betfred Championship campaign, with Henderson admitting that it had been a frustration.

However, Henderson will welcome a potential selection headache heading into Sunday’s trip to Swinton Lions (3pm), with York hoping to secure back-to-back victories for the first time this season, in the Championship.

“There are decisions to be made,” Henderson told BBC Radio York.

“It’s funny, we spoke about it with the coaches last week when we had a few more troops on the ground last week.

“Not everybody was available for different reasons, but we’re starting to get a few more numbers back on that training field, which ultimately leads to competition for places.

“It raises the levels of intensity at training too, so I’ve been looking for a similar sort of level in training this week.

“We’ll have more bodies on the field pushing for a place in the team, but ultimately there were a lot of bodies last Sunday who did a terrific job for us.

“There’s headaches to be had, it’s a nice position to be in for once.”

Henderson also provided an update on Tom Lineham, who is absent from the preliminary squad after picking up a knock on Sunday, with the Knights Head Coach confirming that the winger is set to undergo a scan to further understand the extent of the injury.

Liam Harris is still recovering from his shoulder injury, with Henderson admitting that York are taking it week by week with his progress.

“He’s [Lineham] going to have to go for a scan at the moment, unfortunately he came off at the weekend with an injury and until then [the scan], we won’t know anymore.

“He’s [Harris] still battling with that shoulder injury, for us it’s a week by week process. When he’s ready, he’ll be ready.

“For us at the moment, we’ve still got a few guys here carrying knocks and there are a few guys on the road to recovery.

“If we have enough players available to push for that selection headache, then we will have enough troops.”

Duo Franklin Pele and Davy Litten will remain with the Knights for what could be their final match in a two-week loan, with Henderson pleased by their impact in such a short space of time.

Henderson enthused: “They’re still available, they have to be here for a minimum of two weeks anyways. They are both available.

“I thought they contributed a lot to us last week, just having a couple of fresh faces in the environment with both players having a point to prove as well.

“They had some really good energy and some really good intent at training as well, I thought they added some real value for us throughout the training week but in the game as well.

“I’m really pleased that we have them for at least another week, and they will be pushing for a place again this week.”