KEIGHLEY Cougars will be without injured Brad Nicholson but may welcome a debutant into their team to face York City Knights on Sunday.

Head coach Craig Lingard will be without Matty Beharrell and Nathan Conroy for the clash after they were both handed penalty notices by the RFL earlier in the week following incidents in the defeat to the Bradford Bulls a fortnight ago.

James Davies, who joined the Cougars on loan from the Bulls this week, is unavailable for selection after suffering a shoulder injury in training.

Josh Lynam returns after missing the defeats to North Wales and Bradford through suspension.

Perry Whiteley is included and is expected to make his debut for the club after impressing in the reserves victory over Halifax last week and Billy Gaylor and Jose Kenga are also both in line to debut after being named in the side by Lingard.

Davey Dixon is named in a 19-man squad for the first time in 2018 following his return from the Commonwealth Games with Lewis Fairhurst recovered from the illness that saw him drop out of the side to face Bradford last time out.

Cougars’ 19-man squad v York: Ritchie Hawkyard, Andy Gabriel, Hamish Barnes, Adam Ryder, Davey Dixon, Scott Law, Josh Lynam, Mike Emmett, Ryan Wright, Harvey Hallas, Josh Tonks, Matthew Bailey, Lewis Fairhurst, Benn Hardcastle, Samir Tahraoui, Harry Aaronson, Billy Gaylor, Jose Kenga, Perry Whiteley.