Bowman looking for a second chance

Anthony Bowman

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Recalled Halifax playmaker Anthony Bowman is banking on a second chance against Doncaster at the Shay on Sunday (3.0) after labelling his performance at Barrow last weekend as “probably not up to scratch”.

Bowman, the former Siddal junior whose most recent Championship appearances have been as a centre, was called up by boss Karl Harrison to fill the void at stand off left by the injured Anthony Thackeray.

It was a tricky assignment for the one-time Wigan junior, who has endured an injury-disrupted season, including a curtailed two-game loan spell with Championship One outfit Oldham.

“It was the first game I had played at half back all season so it’s a bit alien to me at the moment, but I probably wasn’t up to scratch,” said Bowman, who toiled with his teammates as Fax went down 26-12 at Craven Park to slip to fourth on the league ladder.

“I had a chance, which obviously didn’t work out for us as a team, and I all I can do now is train hard, hope I get picked for Sunday and try to put it right then.

“There are games I would have rather come back in, but the boys were cut up with two games in four days going into the Barrow match so I got the call.

“We should be going there and doing a job comfortably, but there is something not right and we need to fix that sharpish before the play offs.

“For me personally, it’s probably been my worst season ever with injuries and stuff, but there’s no point being downbeat about it.

“I got a couple of games in at Oldham, but then, with the year have had so far, I did my shoulder and was out for four weeks.

“The important thing is that we’ve got the potential to turn it round and we need to do that on Sunday.”