SIMON FINNIGAN is aiming to make sure he has a strong end to the season – to create a platform for an even better campaign in 2011.
Finnigan suffered a long delay in getting his 2010 season under way following major neck and shoulder surgery.
Sunday’s clash against Quins was his fourth of the season and the 28-year-old back-row forward feels he’s starting to contribute more with each game he plays.
“After such a long time out, I knew it would take a bit of time to get back into it,” he said.
“But I’ve now got a couple of 80-minute games under my belt and I’m starting to feel a lot better than I have for a long time.
“I still realise I’m not back to my best just yet. I’ve been playing catch-up all year.
“But with my body being in pretty good shape, because I haven’t been taking the knocks all year, I’d like to think I can make a positive contribution between now and the end of the season.
“When that’s done, I’m looking forward to getting a pre-season under my belt and I can give even more to the Giants next year.”
Salford have signed highly-rated Canterbury Bulldogs full-back Luke Patten on a three-year deal starting next season.
The City Reds are thought to have beaten off competition from Engage Super League rivals with Huddersfield believed to have been among those clubs looking to land the 30-year-old.