Featherstone make five changes to squad for cup tie with Hull

Back in the Featherstone squad: Ian Hardman.
Back in the Featherstone squad: Ian Hardman.

HEAD coach John Duffy has recalled five players for Featherstone Rovers’ sixth-round Ladbrokes Challenge Cup tie with holders Hull FC.

Duffy’s men host the Black and Whites at the LD Nutrition Stadium on Thursday evening with the game kicking off at 7.35pm.

John Davies, Anthony Thackeray, James Lockwood, Luke Cooper and Ian Hardman, who all missed the trip to Toulouse last Saturday, have been included in a much-changed King Street Solicitors 19-man squad.

The quintet return to take the places of loanees Mitch Clark, Mikolaj Oledzki, Harry Newman, Jansin Turgut and Jordan Lilley.

The King Street Solicitors 19-man squad is: Ian Hardman, Shaun Robinson, Misi Taulapapa, Luke Briscoe, Martyn Ridyard, Anthony Thackeray, Scott Wheeldon, Keal Carlile, Richard Moore, Connor Farrell, John Davies, James Lockwood, Matty Wildie, Gareth Hock, Luke Cooper, Tom Holmes, Josh Hardcastle, Brad Knowles, Sam Brooks.

Supporters have until 6pm on Wednesday to secure tickets and save. Admission is priced at £20 (adults), £15 (concessions) and £5 (juniors), though adults and concessions can gain a £2 discount by purchasing early.