Hunslet’s head coach Alan Kilshaw has issued a call to arms as the Parksiders build towards their last Betfred League 1 home game of the regular season.
The south Leeds outfit entertain Doncaster on Friday (7.30pm) and, despite having lost their last four games – three of which were away to teams in the higher reaches of the section – remain sixth in the table and, as such, in line for the promotion play-offs.
`Killer’ said: “Every individual needs to turn up. The effort and resilience last Sunday, at Swinton, was good, especially in the second half.
“We get a couple of players back this week, which will help the depth of the squad and give us some options to look at. However, we don’t feel we need to change much, just a couple of tweaks possibly, given that we’ve some experience and size back on deck.”
Hunslet, who are without captain Duane Straugheir, fullback Jimmy Watson and hooker Cam Berry, all of whom have sustained season-ending injuries, will select from Wayne Reittie, Jack Render, Jason Mossop, Harvey Hallas, Harvey Whiteley, Josh Jordan-Roberts, Joe Summers, Jordan Syme, Ethan O’Hanlon, Jordan Paga, Kieran Moran, Pat Walker, Jamie Greenwood, Macauley Hallett, Sion Jones, together with loan players Joe Hird, Jacob Doyle, Ross Peltier, Cole Oakley, Matty Beharrell and Mackenzie Turner.
Kilshaw reflected: “We are aware of the ladder but it’s more about righting a few wrongs and putting together an 80-minute performance in what is more than likely our last home game of the campaign. Our supporters have been good all season – they have been patient and understanding of our approach – but we let them down in our last home game, against Midlands Hurricanes. It’s important that they and the team turn up for each other on Friday, with the fans again getting behind the side and the players turning in a performance the supporters can get behind.
“Doncaster are bang up there and have lost one in nine games so we are aware of how tough this will be – but we also know what we are capable of if we play and execute our game plan.”