Bucknall back but Dunkley out for England

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England will be aiming to bounce back from their opening-match disaster in the European Championship semi-final round when they face Estonia at the Granby Halls in Leicester tonight.

England were thrashed 94-67 by Latvia in Riga on Sunday, but Steve Bucknall has recovered from a hand injury and plays against Estonia tonight, although Badalona's Spencer Dunkley is missing owing to a knee injury.

Tonight's match is England's second in a series of 10 they will play over two years in their pool, which features six nations. England will meet each of their five rivals at home and away, the ultimate aim being qualification for the 16-nation finals in Spain in 1997.