Fylde’s squad changes for trip to the West Country

Fylde make their longest away trip of the season when they visit Plymouth Albion on Saturday. Albion, one of the pundits’ promotion favourites, are in 4th place in National One and will pose the very hardest test for the young Fylde squad.

Fylde make five changes in their starting line-up. In the backline, wingers Henry Hadfield and Tom Grimes come into the XV. In the pack, Mark Irving and Ben Gregory are named in the front row and Jamie Brookes at flanker.

15 Tom Carleton; 14 Henry Hadfield, 13 Chris Briers, 12 Connor Wilkinson, 11 Tom Grimes; 10 Greg Smith, 9 Alex Dolly; 1 Adam Lewis (c), 2 Ben Gregory, 3 Mark Irving, 4 Matt Garrod, 5 Nick Ashcroft, 6 Jamie Brookes, 7 Adam McCarthy, 8 Ben Vernon.

16 Adam Joyner, 17 Tom Burtonwood, 18 Karl Capstick, 19 Danny Carlton, 20 Jake Foster.

The Fylde squad leaves Lancashire on Friday evening and will stay overnight near Bristol.