Skipper Watson maintains injury battle

Scarborough RUFC news
Scarborough RUFC news

Scarborough RUFC skipper Phil Watson will continue to battle his way back to fitness on Saturday.

Watson, who broke his arm earlier this season, won’t be taking the lengthy Yorkshire One trip to Dinnington with the first team, he will be maintaining his recovery for the Vikings at home to BP.

He will obviously be hoping for a result for Lee Douglas’ first XV, who face a stiff test against second-placed Dinnington.

Scarborough have been out of form in recent weeks, a run that has seen them slip to seventh in the table.

Watson said: “We have been disappointed with the performance for the past month or so, everybody knows that something has got to be done about it.

“We have blown our chances of promotion, but we still have to turn things around and push up that table.

“Dinnington will be a tough test for the lads because they are flying on their own patch and we haven’t been great away from home.”

Watson is setting his sights a little further down the line, as his first-team comeback is pencilled in for next Saturday’s Yorkshire Shield game against Guisborough.

He added: “My arm isn’t too bad, but I’m struggling at taking impact on it, it isn’t quite right yet.

“I want to get 80 minutes behind me for the Vikings and then I’ll be looking at making it back for the game against Guisborough, if selected.

“We haven’t played Guisborough for a while and the lads think we have a point to prove in the cup this season, so I’ll be looking forward to that.”