Doncaster Knights: Cameron Cowell reveals which game he is targeting for comeback
It has been a frustrating start to Doncaster Knights’ campaign for former England 7s star Cam Cowell.
The speedy full-back has yet to feature for the Castle Park club since suffering an ankle injury, which required surgery, in the club’s first contact session during pre-season.
“I started doing some light running last week and have stepped it up this week,” said Cowell.
“I hope to be back in full training next week and hopefully come into contention for the Bedford game at the start of next month.”
Having signed for Knights after several loan spells at Castle Park during his time with relegated Premiership side Newcastle Falcons, Cowell was particularly disappointed to miss out on playing at Kingston Park in the recent Championship Pool 2 game.
He was even more disappointed with the result.
“Newcastle have lost a few key players following relegation and have got others away at the World Cup,” he said.
“But they played really well on the day and were well-structured and really physical and we had a bit of an off-day.
“These things happen and the important thing is that we bounced back against Jersey even though we had a lot of players out.
“Jersey are a great team and I’d expect them to up in the top four at the end of the season so we knew it would be a hard game.
“They threw the ball about well and probably had more chances but we were more clinical.
“We fronted up well in defence and caused them to lose possession at times.
“If we can win games when we are not at our best then that bodes well for the rest of the season.”
Cowell now wants the Knights to push on as they get set for their league opener at Hartpury on Saturday.
“Hopefully we can build on that performance at Hartpury,” he added. “They are a much-improved side from last season, as we saw when we played them in the Cup, and they’ve brought in some good players.”