JAMIE CORDING is hoping he won’t have to wait too long to chalk up Super League appearance No2.
The 21-year-old made his senior Giants debut in the big 50-16 victory over Bradford Bulls at the Galpharm Stadium 11 days ago.
But even though the utility player – he has turned out for Huddersfield at centre, stand-off and second row – earned wholesome praise off head coach Nathan Brown for the way he played, the former Castleford youngster didn’t feature in last Friday’s 20-6 home defeat to champions Wigan.
The 6ft 2in, 14st ex-Yorkshire Academy man is hoping that changes this weekend and he gets the nod to regain his place in Saturday’s squad for the trip to Hull KR.
But if he isn’t included, Cording knows his enthusiasm won’t be dented and could, in fact, make him work even harder in training in a bid to get back on the Super League scene.
“Playing Super League for the first time was a dream come true,” he said.
“And the fact I was part of a team that secured such a good win and Browny then told me he was happy with the way I played was a massive bonus.
“Obviously, I’d have loved to have kept my place for the Wigan game, but it wasn’t the end of the world that I didn’t.
“In pre-season Browny told me to look at five to 10 games, and anything close to that would be brilliant.
“But whatever happens, it’s still a dream just getting up and coming to training.
“And when I do get training I know I’m becoming a better player all the time.
“That’s because of the way Browny walks with you.
“He concentrates on you personally, gets to know your game and tries to help you out to improve your own individual game to benefit the team.
“This one-to-one work can make a massive difference.
“On top of that, I also feel so much stronger and fast, which is down to our conditioner, Paul Watson.
“These two have brought my game on so much.”