British judo boss Nigel Donohue backs team to succeed
British Judo Association performance director Nigel Donohue is confident of a good performance at the European Championships, despite missing Great Britain's two London 2012 medallists.
But Donohue has backed his squad to deliver stand-out performances.
"There is a good mixture of youth and experience in the team," he said.
The 16-strong team has tasted success recently. Scottish fighter Sally Conway, 26, won the Samsun Grand Prix in the under-70kg catergory, lightweight Ashley McKenzie, 24, won the Montevideo Pan-American Open and 19-year-old Nekoda Davis won gold at the Sarajevo Grand Prix at under-57kgs.
Donohue added: "British players are starting to be consistent performers at international level.
"It is a major championship and on their day our guys can perform and hopefully get the results they desire."