Four return to boost South Shields Westoe as they aim for a winning response

South Shields Westoes Derek Worthington in action.

South Shields Westoes Derek Worthington in action.

South Shields Westoe aim to return to winning ways this weekend when they welcome Middlesbrough to Wood Terrace, kick-off 2.15pm.

Westoe entertain Middlesbrough looking to renew their winning ways after a poor first-half last week against Stockton, where they were edged out 39-30.

Westoe welcome back four players to their backline.

Centres Michael Potts and Derek Worthington come in to resume their uncompromising wall of defence, with Jamie Preston moving on to the wing and Paul Evans resuming his forwards duties back on the flank.

Player-coach Chris Judson makes his return to marshal the forwards from scrum-half, and Ben Roberts returns to add spice onto the wing, with Connor Pascoe dropping to the bench.

Utility forward James Sant moves to the second row to cover for injured captain Andrew Kirton and Dom Connolly adds his considerable power to the back-row, with Colt Lewis Wilson retaining his place in the squad.

Westoe also see a welcome return of Grant Walker, who suffered an injury during first match of the season, and he starts from the bench and is certain to make an impact during the game.