Bedford Blues have named their 22-man squad to face Jersey Reds under the Friday Night Lights at Goldington Road in the Greene King IPA Championship.

Bedford's last outing in the league was against Bristol a fortnight ago. Despite a superb display, Mike Rayer's men were defeated 18-13 at a packed Ashton Gate and in front of the Sky cameras.

Games against Jersey are always exciting affairs and few will have forgotten the 39-37 Boxing Day victory in 2016 when the Blues came from behind to win deep in stoppage time thanks to a converted George Perkins try.

Heading into Friday night's game, the Blues have been bolstered with the dual-registration signing of Northampton Saints centre Rory Hutchinson who goes straight into the starting line-up against the Islanders.

Elsewhere, Elliot Clements-Hill starts at fullback while captain Michael Le Bourgeois moves to fly half with Will Hooley away on international duty with the USA and Harry Sheppard still injured. There is one change upfront as George Edgson gets the nod at hooker.

Starting Line-up:
15. Elliot Clement-Hill
14. Howard Packman
13. Rich Lane
12. Rory Hutchinson
11. Dean Adamson
10. Michael LeBourgeois (c)
9. Lee Dickson

1. Sean McCarthy
2. George Edgson
3. Ben Cooper
4. Jordan Onojaife
5. Will Carrick-Smith
6. Justin Blanchet
7. Alex Rae
8. Jarad Williams

16. Tom Lindsay
17. Camilo Parilli-Ocampo
18. Alex Penny
19. Ed Taylor
20. Josh Buggea
21. Jordan Burns
22. Dan Lewis


Next Home Match

Wednesday 26th December
1st XV
Goldington Road