Knight keen to leave mark on National League

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Will Knight is targeting a flying finish to the National three London & south east season.

Havant’s director of rugby has conceded his Hooks Lane outfit are almost certain to be relegated.

But it has not dampened his hunger for victories.

And Knight is determined to kick off a fruitful finale to the campaign with victory at fellow strugglers Luton tomorrow.

‘Luton are likely to be one of the sides coming down with us,’ he said.

‘Our aim is to collect as many wins as we can between now and the end of the season.

‘This is one that we are definitely targeting to win.

‘Luton are a very similar side to us, workmanlike with a relatively strong set of forwards.’

After last week’s 90-15 defeat by leaders Canterbury, Havant will be pleased to go into a game where they feel they have a chance.

The visitors are also boosted by the return of a number of senior players who were ruled out of the last game by a virus.

Influential hooker Pete Austin returns from a ban and winger Loz Blackburn reappears after his Marines training course.

Centre Pat Gains is unavailable and outside-half Joel Knight is still suspended.

‘Our priority at the moment is putting in place a structure for the future,’ said Knight.

‘The coaching staff and players have already given a commitment to carry on next season.

‘We showed a lot of character against Canterbury and they certainly knew they had been in a game at the end despite the final score.’