IAIN MORRISON will play against Huddersfield Giants determined to prove they were wrong to let him go.
The 23-year-old back rower was released by the Galpharm club at the end of the 2005 campaign.
At the time, it was a decision that hit the London-born player hard.
But having helped Hull KR gain promotion to Super League at the first attempt, he has no regrets about his departure.
And he is determined to show the Giants fans on Sunday that he is now a far better player than he was before he left.
"I think every player who returns to a former club feels they have a bit of a point to prove," admitted Morrison, who will be joined in the Robins side by another ex-Giant in Jim Gannon.
"Being a part of the Giants was a fantastic time for me, and I was bitterly disappointed when it became clear I wasn't going to be figuring in the club's future plans.
"Jon (Sharp) obviously had his reasons, and I'm sure the club as a whole will feel fully justified in having let me go if I don't play well for Hull KR on Sunday.
"It's up to me to make sure that doesn't happen by playing as well as I possibly can.
"But I also want to play to prove to the supporters that I've improved as a player.
"I got on great with the fans at Huddersfield, but they just didn't see the best of me.
"I never managed to get a regular spot in the side and, as a result, it did mean my form did suffer a fair amount.
"But last season, I played the final 26 games for Hull KR and was in the side that beat Wakefield last Saturday.
"As a result, my confidence is as high as it's ever been, I know I'm a better player and I can't wait to have a crack this weekend!"
Morrison is the first to admit, however, that the Giants are stronger than when he left.
But even though he knows his Robins face a fierce forwards' battle he believes his teammates are ready.
"We've got a fit and strong pack, with bags of experience," he added.
"Our pack is led by a former Australian Test player in Mick Vella and we've also got a former Great Britain prop in Danny Ward.
"On top of that, we've got Jim Gannon, who obviously needs no introduction at the Giants because of his top performances over the years.
"We've got total respect for the Giants. Their opening two games against Saints and Bradford prove they'll be tough to beat,
"But we're looking forward to it. It will be a big test of the standard we'll have to reach to become a very competitive Super League side."
Morrison is again expected to start in the second row, with coach Justin Morgan looking at the option of naming the same side that beat Wakefield.
Huddersfield Giants: Reilly, Lolesi, Brown, Elford, Thorman, Paul, Crabtree, Drew, Skandalis, Nero, Raleigh, Wild, Jones, Jackson, Mason, Griffin, Hudson, Snitch, Gardner, Gleeson.
Hull KR: Cockayne, Dyer, Goddard, Morton, Ford, Murrell, Webster, Ward, Fisher, Vella, Morrison, Netherton, Chester, Aizue, Gannon, Smith, Gallagher, Weisner, Tangata-Toa, Welham.