DAVE Beck’s Scarborough will travel to Bradford Salem tomorrow for a key Yorkshire One clash without their instrumental Kiwi Marcus Edwards.
Edwards, who made his long awaited return to first team action in Scarborough’s 22-13 success against Selby at Silver Royd last weekend, but picked up a knock to his troublesome knee and will miss-out as a result.
This news will come as a huge blow to Beck and the side after Edwards managed to turn the game on its head last weekend as several moments of magic helped turn around a half-time deficit into a crucial Yorkshire One victory.
And Edwards’ fellow Kiwi Matty Jones admits it is a blow, but that the side’s good recent form can continue at struggling Salem tomorrow.
He said: “Marcus injured his knee in his first challenge last weekend. It is a blow for us that he will miss this game but he will have to take his return to the side slowly.
“It was a great lift to the side to get him back in last weekend and he made an immediate impact, but we have been in good form recently, particularly at home.
“It is now time to transfer that form in points away from home, starting tomorrow at Bradford.”
Jones is also eyeing up a starting berth in the first team on his return from a back injury. He added: “I’ve worked really hard to get fit and I’d like to get a starting place back in the side.
“My back feels good right now so that is good and hopefully that will continue.”