Langley to start on the bench
GLOUCESTER starlet Rob Langley will make his Cinderford debut at Macclesfield today if he comes off the replacements bench.
Back row Langley, who can also play lock, is on loan from Gloucester until the end of the season and trained with the Foresters for the first time last week.
The 21-year-old made his first appearance for the club last weekend when he put in a good performance for their United team, who beat Old Luctonians.
Langley is the only change to the Dockham Road men's line-up from the side that ended their three-match National One losing streak with a 36-21 win over third-placed team Rosslyn Park.
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As a result of that win Andy Deacon's seventh-placed side travel north in an upbeat mood, albeit with wintry weather conditions forecasted.
After a good week at training, Deacon is confident of his team getting a win but will not be taking the bottom-placed side lightly.
"After our impressive win last week against Rosslyn Park, and a good week at training, it is with renewed confidence that we step up our campaign to push further up the league table as we play Macclesfield away," he said.
"Although they are bottom of the division, it doesn't accurately reflect their ability having beaten Blackheath at home earlier in the season.
"This league throws up all sorts of anomalies and no game is a given.
"It's a tough league and we can't ever be complacent.
"The game plan is to repeat our performance away at Sedgley Park from our last away win and improve our away form.
"Guys that have come into the side have earned their merit and retained their places.
"Competition in the squad is ever increasing with players coming back from injury and a strong United side pushing for selection each week.
"It's great to see Tom Bozzard featuring highly in the division's try-scoring table, making our front row the highest scoring in the league."
Cinderford (v Macclesfield): Mike Wilcox; Nev Codlin, Jack Adams, Kai Done, Lloyd Stapleton; Mark Davies, Danny Pointon; James Brooks, Tom Bozzard, Nick Selway; Ben West, Ed King; Joe Garner, Will Foden (C), George Evans. Replacements: Tom Heard, Rob Langley, Ben Sparks, Chris Bundy, Stef Hawley.