Delaney targeting comeback for Peacock testimonial

Leeds Rhinos forward Brett Delaney is targeting a return from injury next month, and has set himself the challenge of being fit for Jamie Peacock’s testimonial match against Bradford Bulls.

Delaney has endured horrific luck with injuries in recent years, with 2014 proving to be no different. The 29-year-old has undergone a number of surgeries on his knee, the latest of which will rule him out of next Friday’s Boxing Day clash against Wakefield.

However, he assured Rhinos fans that he is on the mend, and is targeting a much-improved 2015 on the field – starting with Peacock’s testimonial on January 25.

“I haven’t had much luck over the last few years,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“I think I’ve had four ops in three years, or something like that, so that’s a bit frustrating. But other than that, I am pretty good.

“My body is all right. Obviously playing this sport, it is a physical game. Being in the middle and being a forward, that injuries comes with the game.

“I will be striving now to be fit next year and to play as many games as I can. I have got to get on top of it now. It’s my third op, so I want to get going and aim for JP’s game.”