I will play anywhere for the team - Bowman

Anthony Bowman has pledged to give coach Karl Harrison a selection headache after impressing as a centre during Fax’s 44-12 success over York at the Shay last Sunday.

Bowman has been operating at stand off but Harrison believes he would be better suited to the number 3 or 4 shirt where his explosive power could be better utilised.

It is an assessment Bowman agrees with. However, he added that he would be prepared to play anywhere if it meant staying in Harrison’s first team plans.

“I started at centre and although I haven’t played there much this season I thought it went alright,” said Bowman, who scored his side’s seventh try.

“I then switched to half back and enjoyed it there as well.

“I think Karl is looking at me as a utility player at the moment, although I know he likes me playing at centre and possibly sees that’s where my future lies.

“If that is where Karl sees me then I am more than happy to play there.

“I think myself that it might be my best position. I enjoy playing centre and knowing the talent we have at half back in the club it would be a struggle to get a regular game there anyway.

“It is still going to be difficult because the competition for places is so tough. There are a lot of good players throughout the team so players have to work hard to keep their positions.

“But, to be honest, I am happy to play anywhere just as long as I am in the team. All I can do is to keep working away and giving Karl a bit of a headache.”

While Bowman was pleased with his contribution to Fax’s success over the Knights he felt the performance was missing a spark

Bowman is convinced that the team will be a lot sharper when they take on Leigh at the Sports Village tonight before ending the campaign at home to Harrison’s former club Batley on September 2.

“To be honest I don’t think we were anywnere near our best against York, but we still managed to get the result,” he said.

“We played well in patches but at the end of a day a win is a win and that was important coming into the end of the season when there is still so much to play for.

“We have got two really tough games coming up to finish with and any kind of confidence and momentum we can take into those has to be an advantage.”

Halifax’s side-lined prop Iain Morrison is launching a Warrior Trainer programme at Spring Hall on Sunday (10.0).

Morrison, out for the season after knee surgery, already runs the popular courses in Hull.

The hour-long sessions include various strenuous exercises which he says are suitable for men and women of all fitness levels.

Sessions are £6 each or £45 for 10. He can be contacted on 07771 883438.