GIANTS' Great Britain star Chris Thorman is urging coach Jon Sharp to pick him for Sunday's home Super League clash against London Broncos (3.00).
The influential goalkicking stand-off is still struggling with a back strain and knows the final say over his selection will be down to the club's medical team.
But the 24-year-old, who along with teammate Eorl Crabtree was last week named in the initial 40-man Great Britain train-on squad, has told his head coach he is desperate to play against his former club.
"I've been telling Jon all week that I don't want to miss any more games this season," said Thorman, who spent 2003 with the Broncos.
"I know everything will be down to how the fitness test goes tomorrow, but I really want to play if at all possible.
"It always adds a little extra spice when you play against a former club, and that's what I'm facing this weekend.
"I've got a lot of respect for Broncos coach Tony Rea.
"And we're expecting a tough game against them.
"Their form up to last weekend has been pretty shaky, but the way they went and won at Salford in the Cup last Sunday suggests they may have turned the corner.
"It's up to us to prove that's not the case and get our own Super League challenge back on track, hopefully with me a part of it."
Thorman admits his Great Britain call has given him a lift.
But he knows he has other priorities.
"Being picked for your country is a massive thrill, but my main concern right now is playing some decent rugby league for the Giants," he added.