MY two-month wait is almost over!
After spending what seems like an eternity sitting on the sidelines, I’ll be back in the Super League fold tonight.
And you won’t be surprised to hear this game against my former club, Hull KR, can’t come soon enough!
Over the past few months a lot people have been asking me when I’ll be back from my injury, because they’ve assumed I’ve been sidelined due to the many knocks I seem to have picked up recently.
But that’s not been the case, it’s simply down to the fact I haven’t been able to force my way back into contention.
I did, in fact, play the full 80 minutes in the second row for the Under 20s in our narrow defeat at Bradford Bulls a couple of weeks ago, so I know match fitness won’t be a problem.
It looks like I could be spending a fair bit of time in the front row tonight, but it’s a classic case of not caring where I play, it’s just good to be back in.
And now I’m in, I don’t want to be straight back out again as soon as the players who are injured start to come back.
As a result, I’m determined to give it 100% and do everything I can to make sure we produce the performance that gives us the victory we’re so desperate to achieve.
We also want to put on a show because it’s obviously the first game at the Galpharm in two months following the re-laying of the pitch.
We haven’t been allowed to step on it yet, but it really does look absolutely magnificent, and if this doesn’t help us play to the best of our ability I don’t know what will!
Because, it’s the first game back, I’m sure it’ll attract a fair bit of media attention.
Although it’s safe to assume it’ll be nothing compared to that at Wakefield when the Crusaders come to town tomorrow.
It’ll be the first game they’ll have played since the shock news they were pulling out of Super League next season.
It clearly came as a hammer blow to the players, and it’ll be very interesting to see how they respond this weekend, particularly as it’s been widely reported they haven’t been paid recently.
But I’ve got a feeling they may play well. After all, the entire squad are now in the shop window, and good performances could guarantee them a Super League contract somewhere next year.