FIT-AGAIN Martin Aspinwall (left) made his Super League return yesterday and admitted: “It’s great to be back!”
The fact the Giants suffered a 28-20 defeat at the hands of Hull FC obviously took the icing off the cake.
But the Great Britain winger is hoping it won’t be too long before he’s back playing in a winning Huddersfield side once again.
“To lose is a massive blow, there’s no doubt about it,” said the 26-year-old, who was playing his first senior game after suffering a serious knee injury against Warrington in July last year.
“But, personally, I feel great and made-up that I’ve come through the game the way I have done.
“I’m also very relieved that I managed to play the full 80 minutes.
“I know I’ve had the two Reserve games to prepare me for this Super League return, but I was still apprehensive. Super League is so much faster and far more intense.
“But with the way I’m feeling right now, I would be happy playing again tomorrow!
“I felt fit and strong. I could tell all that work in the gym over the past months has paid off.
“And I also felt I got up to speed quickly enough.
“They kicked down to me a few times early on, which meant I didn’t have to wait long to get into the game, and I think that helped.
“It’s just a massive shame we couldn’t get the win.
“But I’m sure I won’t have to wait too long before we’re winning again.”