Leeds Rhinos: Keinhorst returns as Watkins sits one out

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LEEDS RHINOS have lost one centre for tonight’s crucial home clash with Hull, but could welcome back another.

Kallum Watkins will miss the match after suffering concussion in the win at Salford Red Devils five days ago.

But Jimmy Keinhorst, who has not played since damaging a hand when Rhinos lost at Warrington Wolves on April 7, has been named in Leeds’ 19-man squad.

Keinhorst underwent surgery to repair tendon damage to a finger and has been given the all-clear.

Full-back Ashton Golding is also in the initial squad - after missing five of Leeds’ last six games because of a hamstring problem – and Jack Ormondroyd and Jordan Baldwinson could be recalled from dual-registration at Featherstone Rovers.

Josh Walters, a substitute last week, drops out.

Rob Burrow (shoulder), Liam Sutcliffe (hamstring) Brett Delaney (knees) and Brett Ferres (knee) are all unavailable due to injury.

Hull boss Lee Radford will select from the 17 who lost to St Helens a week ago, plus Jack Downs and Jansin Turgut.

Albert Kelly (calf) has been named in the initial 19, but Radford said he is unlikely to be risked, so Jake Connor is poised to take over at stand-off. Props Brad Fash (calf) and Chris Green (sternum) remain sidelined, along with Gareth Ellis (sternum) and winger Steve Michaels (ankle).

Leeds Rhinos: from Golding, Briscoe, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Galloway, Parcell, Cuthbertson, Jones-Buchanan, Ablett, Ward, Singleton, Garbutt, Keinhorst, Mullally, Ormondroyd, Baldwinson, Lilley, Walker.

Hull: from Shaul, Fonua, Tuimavave, Griffin, Talanoa, Kelly, Sneyd, Taylor, Houghton, Watts, Minichiello, Connor, Thompson, Washbrook, Manu, Bowden, Turgut, Downs, Matongo.

Referee: Robert Hicks (Oldham).

Kick-off: Tonight, 8pm.