Bedford Blues take to the road once again this weekend, as they head up the M1 to face Nottingham in The Greene King IPA Championship.
Although Bedford head into the game off the back of a 6-11 defeat to Newcastle, spirits are high.
Last weekend’s game was a morale-boosting performance against the former Premiership side in front of the Sky Sports cameras.
Bedford v Nottingham is usually a closely fought contest.
The Blues make just one change from the team, which ran the Falcons close last weekend, with Fraser Strachan coming in at outside centre in place of Ed Coulson.
On the bench, Jimmy Stevens – who spent two seasons with Nottingham – joins on loan from Leicester Tigers while Matt Worley also returns to the match day squad.
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Words by Simon Hutchinson