On Saturday Tigers travel to a in form Lindley Swifts, Swifts have won 4 out of last 5 in comparison Tigers have won 1 out of last 5. So Coach Hagger has selected a strong squad to travel. Last time out against the Swifts the Tigers took too long to adjust to the muddy field and Lindley capitalised but the Tigers finished strongly but couldn't get the 2 points
Within the squad Hagger has selected 2 possible debutants in Liam Sarginson a big stand off who isn't afraid to take the line on and have ago himself, also Josh Fuller who is a prop who has been out of the game for a few years but Hagger is excited after what he has seen in training. Who members of the squad is inform full back Ryan Chalkley who after the temporary transfer of Ash Berry has slotted straight into the full back role and is revelling in his free reign around the park.
Captain George Stott is back after missing the very improved game against Sharlston and will be a great addition not jut for his defence but his leadership on the field. Vice Captain Machin is slowly getting back to full fitness after his shoulder injury and will be hoping for big minutes to continue his recovery. Other players who have been impressing in training is Big no nonsense prop Stu McClennan who has been working hard on his fitness and he is looking to be a big impact player again against the Swifts.
One notable absence is Callum Machin the very dependable back rower, that since Hagger took over has established himself a regular, who is still out with a ban has missed 2 games so far and is chomping at the bit and hope to see him in a Tigers shirt sooner rather then later. Another possible absentee who faces a late fitness test but is named in the squad is rampaging centre Jack Bell, the lads will be hoping for his inclusion. His defence and direct attack in the centre birth is a quality that could be missed but others will and can step up for the chance to impress.
Hagger has had a few weeks to work on some subtle differences on the training paddock and is hoping the lads will pull together and get the win the club sorely needs.
Address for Lindley Swifts, Just off Junc 24 of M62 (Ainley Top roundabout)
Birchencliffe Cricket Club,
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