January 17, 2019

Squad Named For Newcastle Friendly

Head Coach Chris Chester and Head of Youth Mark Applegarth have named the squad to take on Newcastle Thunder in the penultimate pre-season friendly on Saturday.

16 First Team players have been selected amongst nine young players from the Academy side to take on Newcastle which includes, Titus Gwaze, Jack Croft and Yusuf Aydin who have all signed their first team contracts towards the back end of the 2018 season.

Head Coach, Chris Chester discussed the squad selection, “We have named quite a strong squad for Saturdays trip to Newcastle, there are a few players who missed out on selection against Leeds on Boxing Day and a few that have missed training through injury. It is important that we get some game time into them as we are only two weeks away from the season starting and there are still a few spaces up for grabs.

“It is also the perfect opportunity for the younger lads like Titus Gwaze, Jack Croft and Yusuf Aydin to get a run out with the rest of the squad. They are all promising young players who have made the huge step up from the academy to first team and I am looking forward to seeing them out there on Saturday.”

Tickets have now sold out for the fixture, but supporters who still want to attend the pre season friendly can pay on the gate.

The 25-man squad is named below:

Chris Annakin
Tom Ashen
Yusuf Aydin
Connor Bailey
Jordan Baldwinson
Daniel Barcoe
Jack Croft
Jordan Crowther
Harry Dodd
Oli Greensmith
Titus Gwaze
Keegan Hirst
Luke Hooley
Owen Hughes
Justin Horo
Tom Johnstone
Jacob Jones
Max Jowitt
Lee Kershaw
Pauli Pauli
Ben Reynolds
Lewis Teale
Harri Van Der Waal
Lewis Wray
Kyle Wood