Alan Kilshaw’s recent big signing Rob Worrincy will make his debut on Friday (3 February, 8.00pm) when Hunslet play their second pre-season friendly, against Salford Red Devils Reserves.
The classy winger, who brings a wealth of experience to the Parkiders’ cause as the Betfred League One campaign draws ever-nearer, was on the sidelines last Sunday at Hunslet’s impressive opening game of the year, against Batley.
Kilshaw, who has rung the changes for the Red Devils fixture to enable all members of his squad to gain valuable game-time, said: “This another opportunity for some players to get some minutes and some competitive action and also push themselves in contention for the 17 in round one.
“We have left some senior players out of the squad and it is a very youthful looking line up. It should be exciting for Hunslet supporters to see some players we want to develop over the next few seasons, and to see others who are ready to play now; hopefully this game will illustrate the options and depth we feel we have in the squad.”
He concluded: “Salford will be very well coached by Stuart Wilkinson and will have lots of energy and enthusiasm. We are at home, and need to make sure we are ready for a very tough challenge.”
Hunslet’s 21-man squad includes three trialists, and the other 18 are: Jack Render, Kieron Lawton, Nathan Conroy, Aaron York, Danny Barcoe, Nathan Newbound, Jordan Syme, Lewis Wray, Harvey Whiteley, Tyler Walton, Morgan Punchard, Liam Carr, Fraser Stroud, Danny McGrath, Jordan Bull, Sean Croston, Brad Wheeler, Rob Worrincy.
Absentees include Jamie Greenwood, who is still working his way through a six-game suspension incurred while he was with amateur outfit Siddal, and Peter Ryan, who is unavailable through a hand injury sustained playing for Northumbria University in the Student Rugby League.
Admission for Friday’s fixture is just £10 (£5 concessions and under 21s) while Under 16s will be admitted free if accompanied by an adult, for whom entry will be £5 under the recently launched initiative supported by Tricel Leeds.