GIANTS signing Anthony Mullally has set his sights on getting into head coach Paul Anderson’s squad before concerning himself with facing his former Widnes teammates on Sunday.
The Vikings are the visitors to the John Smith’s Stadium (3.00) for the Giants’ final warm-up game before the new Super League campaign opens at St Helens on Friday, February 2.
And the 21-year-old forward, who signed a three-year deal when he switched clubs in the close-season, says his first priority is to make the squad.
“The squad is being trimmed down from the St Helens game we played last week and there are a few players to come back who didn’t play there, so really I am just hoping to make the cut,” said Mullally, who came off the bench in the 26-0 friendly defeat at the hand of former coach Nathan Brown’s side last Friday.
“If I can do that then I certainly will be looking forward to the Widnes game. It will be good to play against some of my old teammates.”
Mullally faces some stiff competition, with the forwards roster including Stuart Fielden, Eorl Crabtree, Jacob Fairbank, Brett Ferres and possibly former Australian Test player Luke O’Donnell, pending a fitness check when he rejoins the squad for training this week.
But that is just the challenge Mullally was looking for when he joined the Giants.
“I would rather be somewhere I have to fight for a place and better myself, than being somewhere where it is just comfortable for me,” he explained.