MICHAEL LAWRENCE is aiming to lead the Huddersfield Giants’ bid for glory.
He missed the first three months of the season after undergoing major ankle surgery.
And after eight games back, he was sidelined by a torn calf.
Now the England Knights star is determined to put his fitness problems behind him as his club, at home to Catalan on Friday, chase both league and Challenge Cup success.
“At this stage of the season you’re usually starting to feel the niggles,” said Lawrence, whose team travel to Warrington for a cup quarter-final on Sunday, July 14.
“But because I’ve missed so much of the season, I feel really fresh and ready to play.
“At this stage I’ve usually played around 16 games, and I’m over my injury worries.
“My fitness is back up to where it should be, so I’m looking to push on and have a big finish.
“All being well, I’ll be back in action against Catalan.”
The French side are smarting from a controversial 22-21 home defeat by Hull KR.
“The Catalan pack is big, so we know it’s going to be physical,” added the ex-Newsome junior.