LEICESTER have booked Lewis Kerr to guest for unwell skipper Kyle Howarth in their home clash with Glasgow tonight (Saturday).
Howarth is out with a chest infection and misses a second meeting in two days for the Lions, whose rivalry with the Tigers ramped up in 2019 when the East Midlands side won the Grand Final between the two, with former Glasgow boss Stewart Dickson at the helm.
Dickson said: “After the point at Redcar, it’s essential that we keep the back door closed at home against Glasgow.
“We know it’s going to be every bit as tough as the Poole match, and I’ve made no secret that these two matches would be the ultimate test for us.
“We’re without our skipper, and we’re thankful to Lewi Kerr for coming in. Watching him on Friday, he was in exceptional form so I’m pleased I’ve got him to guest – I know this is another meeting, but he likes the starts at Leicester and I’m confident he can score well for us.”
Tigers reserve Danyon Hume said: “I’m looking forward to going there. It was a home track for me for a little while. I like to go there and it’s pretty local for us as well.”
LEICESTER: Nick Morris, Connor Mountain, Lewis Kerr, Dan Thompson, Richie Worrall, Anders Rowe, Joe Thompson.
GLASGOW: Craig Cook, Broc Nicol, Ulrich Ostergaard, Benjamin Basso, Tom Brennan, Danyon Hume, Connor Bailey.