Despite suffering a series of disappointing results that has seen them slip close to the foot of National League 1, Henley are not panicking ahead of their visit to Bedford Blues on Saturday (3).

Still looking for their third victory of the season, Hawks have resisted the temptation to make wholesale changes.

The backs are the same as for last week's 34-10 home defeat by Exeter, although three replacements are nominated rather than two.

This sees the highly-promising Kene Ejikeme come into the squad alongside Spike Chandler, who is proving a very useful deputy for Barry Reeves.

Changes are made in the forwards. Jim Hamilton-Smith returns after injury with Adam Hopcroft reverting to prop.

Former Cambridge University Blue Richard Bramley is injured. He has played his last game for the Hawks, as he is moving to Ireland.

Nick Martin switches to lock, a position he played in for most of last season.

The selection of the back row sees an emphasis on experience, with Jeff Atkinson and Mark Venner starting alongside Steve Barnes, resulting in Adam Gates moving to the bench