Blues look for important win at Nottingham

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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 will be expecting much of the same once more from the team currently sitting seventh in the Championship, two points ahead of Mike Rayer’s men.

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.

Starting lineup:

15. Ali Crossdale

14. Pat Tapley
13. Fraser Strachan
12. Lewis Robling
11. Ryan Hutler
10. Will Hooley
9. Grayson Hart
1.Sean McCarthy (Capt)
2. Robbie Smith
3. Henry Paul
4. Jordan Onojaife
5. Will Carrick Smith
6. Oli Curry
7. Joe Atkinson
8. Dan Temm
16. Jimmy Stevens
17. Joe Wrafter
18. Andrew Boye
19. Huw Worthington
20. Josh Buggea
21. James Lennon
22. Matt Worley
23. Dean Adamson

Words by Simon Hutchinson