Lee Douglas: Injuries offer up opportunities to others

Scarborough RUFC coach Lee Douglas
Scarborough RUFC coach Lee Douglas

It was a bit of a blessing in disguise when our game at Bradford Salem on Saturday as we were really down to the bare bones.

We’d prepared fully for the game throughout the week and it must’ve been frustrating for the young lads who were going to come into the side.

Having said that, I’d much rather these young lads get to make their debuts in front of a home crowd at Silver Royd, and I expect they’ll do just that this Saturday against Heath.

We have a couple of guys back in for selection this weekend, but a few others away, so we’re light on numbers again.

It may be that Jacob Young will make his debut from the start at hooker, but we’ll have to see, and Jack Ireland could go into the second row.

We may have Nick Ingham making his first appearance of the season too, which would offer us some experience in there and would be a big boost.

We drew at Heath earlier in the season and we’re aiming to go one better this time.