IN-FORM Leroy Cudjoe is confident he has done enough to keep his starting spot for England in Sunday’s Autumn International final against France at Salford (5.00).
The 24-year-old Huddersfield Giants centre was in destructive form in his country’s impressive 44-6 group game success over the French at Hull six days ago.
England coach Steve McNamara has yet to finalise his side for this weekend’s final at the City of Salford Stadium.
But former Newsome Panthers junior Cudjoe has admitted he’d be bitterly disappointed if he didn’t get the nod this weekend after such strong performances against France and at Wales the week before.
“This series has been great for me, and I’d obviously love to finish it off by playing in Sunday’s final,” said Cudjoe, who has already received wholesome praise from McNamara for the way he has played and trained throughout the current England camp.
“I did think I went well against France on Saturday and should have done enough to keep my spot.
“But that’s obviously down to Steve and I don’t know what he’s thinking at the moment.
“It’s just a case of training hard again this week, hoping I get the nod and keep trying to improve with every game I play.
“It goes without saying I’d been gutted if I missed out.”