Ipswich Knights attacking weapon Brodie Kenyon controls the ball with his head during last Sunday's 2-2 BPL draw with Holland Park.
Ipswich Knights attacking weapon Brodie Kenyon controls the ball with his head during last Sunday's 2-2 BPL draw with Holland Park. Inga Williams

Knights keen to build on attacking momentum

IT was only a matter of time before the Ipswich Knights players combined better to revive their season.

Now the challenge is to keep the recent momentum going.

The Knights have received plenty of encouragement preparing for their latest showdown with Lions at Richlands on Saturday night.

The Knights tackle the powerhouse Brisbane Premier League club after a 2-2 draw with Holland Park last Sunday following a 2-1 win over Mitchelton.

Although the Knights were unlucky not to win last weekend, head coach Danny Wilson was heartened by improved attacking displays from Peter Drager, Brodie Kenyon and Lucas Wilson, along with solid defensive efforts from Dale Robinson and Devon Munn.

Former Golden Boot winner Drager was particularly dangerous, feeding off great support play from Kenyon and the Knights midfield.

"Pete's the only player that's going to get himself in that situation,'' Wilson said.

"His energy levels are unbelievable. He creates an opportunity that only he can create.

"It won't be long until it all clicks and hopefully goes on and scores a couple for us.''

With Kenyon regaining form after injury, the head coach praised his brother Lucas for also getting more involved.

"I thought Lucas probably had one of his better games. He's had a very slow start to the season,'' Danny said.

Logan recruit Eyale Teshager played his first game for the Knights doing a good job in the midfield.

The Knights welcome another quality defender back with Alastair Wallis expected to join an otherwise unchanged squad for Saturday night's 7pm game.

Dan Liddy (hamstring) and Kazuki Nishimaki (sternum injury) remain sidelined.

"We've got a great opportunity to go to Lions on Saturday night, continue with that momentum that we are building,'' he said.

"We've got nothing to lose. We can go down there and play with a lot of freedom.''