Plymouth Albion v Doncaster Knights: Bevon Armitage will not show former club any mercy

Bevon Armitage
Bevon Armitage

Doncaster Knights centre Bevon Armitage will not let sentiment affect his performance at Brickfields on Saturday.

Armitage lists Plymouth as one of his former clubs.

But he says his sole focus willl be on trying to secure Knights the bonus-point win needed to give them a chance of claiming a top-eight finish.

“It's always sad to see one of you former teams relegated but we were almost in that battle as well but we've managed to stay up," said Armitage.

“We also went down to National One, which was a tough league in 2013, but we remained full-time and bounced straight back and that is what Plymouth will be looking to do.

“Even though they were relegated last week I'm sure the Plymouth fans will turn out and get behind the team and we'll need to do a good job to come away with a win.

“There might be nothing at stake for Plymouth but they'll have their pride and they'll be hoping to at least finish what has been a disappointing season on a high.

“Graham Daw is back in charge and he never sends out a team which doesn't give its all so we know what to expect.

“But as I say, it's a game which we also want to win and if, at the end of the day, we can't finish any higher then we want to hang on to ninth spot.

“We've had a good team all season but results haven't always gone our way. We know we are a better team than where we are in the table.”

He added: “As well as wanting the team to do well on the day, some players who are out of contract will be looking to impress.

“I'm one of the players who is out of contract. I want to stay on at the club but it's not just down to me.”

Armitage had lost his place in the starting line-up prior to returning against Bedford.

“It was good to be back playing again, it was hard sat on the bench," he said.

“Whoever has come in has done a good job so you can't be too disappointed.

“You just have to wait for your chance and take it when it comes, which is it which is what I hope I did."