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Cornwall Announce Squad For Keighley Clash

June 10, 2022

Cornwall head coach Neil Kelly has named his 21-man squad for Sunday’s Betfred League 1 clash against Keighley Cougars.

After a narrow reverse at the hands of London Skolars in the Duchy last time out, Kelly’s troops face a stiff challenge in this round 11 clash against the table topping Cougars.

Keighley have added both Eddy Pettybourne Junior Sa’u to their already star-studded squad although neither recent acquisition will play against Cornwall. 

The Choughs themselves have had another productive week in the transfer market with prop Nathan Cullen joining from Hull Kingston Rovers on loan for a month.

Kelly has also named Bradford pair Will Adams and Coby Nichol in his matchday squad as part of the dual registration agreement between Cornwall and the Odsal outfit.

Adams played twice for the Choughs in May at home to West Wales Raiders and in the away match against Swinton Lions. For NIchol, meanwhile, he will also be looking to add to the two Cornwall appearances he has already gained in defeats to Doncaster and Oldham Roughyeds during April. 

Long-term injury victim Jake Lloyd (elbow) is still out while Jack Ray (hand) is still working his way back to fitness. Sam Gilder once again sits on the sidelines after taking a knock at Swinton last month.

However, there is better news for Memorial Ground supremo Kelly with second-row Aaron Thomson fit enough for a squad place. The German-born Scot strained knee ligaments at Oldham in April but is now back in contention for a place in the 17.

Cornwall (from): Aaronson, Adams, Bolger, Chard, Collins, Collinson, Conroy, Cullen, Hartshorne, Jones-Bishop, Mullally, Nichol, Odgers, Prisk, Purcell, Snell, Thomson, Tora, Trerise, Turton, Whitton.