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Knight’s new signing James Cunningham joins the long list of injuries

Injury stricken York City Knights welcome back three to five players from injury ahead of Sunday’s clash with Barrow.

This Sunday the York Knights welcome the Barrow Raiders to the Bootham Crescent in their fourth match of the new Championship season. It hasn’t been a particularly dreamy start for the Knights, only winning one of their opening three games of the season and stricken by severe injury blows.

Last time out York Knight’s failed to score a single try in their trip across the channel, losing 36-0 to Toulouse Olympique, on the back of what was a terrific home victory against Bradford Bulls. The Knights currently find them selves 10th in the league with two points to their name as they come up against a Barrow side who are still in search of their first win of the season.

Injuries have not been kind to York so far this season, with 11 players absent at the weekend either through injury or suspension and new signing Cunningham is the latest name to be added to that injury roster now. After it was discovered that he was suffering from a grade two PCL (Posterior cruciate ligament) injury which rules him out for up to ten weeks.

Andrew Henderson told the media this morning of his disbelief at the number of players currently absent,

“We had 11 players unavailable at the weekend and that is just unheard of. I know for different reasons but even at this stage of the season we have eight players out through injury, you just don’t see either. Its new to me, but that is the challenge of being a coach.”

Laughing it off in the process, but I suppose its one of those unusual circumstances that if you don’t laugh you will cry. But on the lighter side James Glover, Jordan Thompson and Josh Daly return to the starting line-up this weekend, and potentially Chris Clarkson and Ata Hingano as Henderson explained,

“These three/five players will be a huge boost for the team, having comeback from a very intense Bradford game and then followed up by Toulouse. Those players played huge minutes, so to get three or five players back is a huge boost.”        

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