Warrington Wolves winger Gene Ormsby has set himself the target of making the most of his second chance with the club in 2016 – starting this Saturday.
Ormsby will return to the Warrington side after a month out on loan at Huddersfield, and will line up on the wing as Tony Smith’s side travel to Championship side Oldham.
And the winger told TotalRL that he’s got to take his chance “with both hands” as he looks to make an impression in an injury-hit Warrington side.
“It’s good to be back,” he said.
“I’ve got an opportunity to play this week and hopefully I’ll take it with both hands, roll with it and get back into my stride with Warrington with a strong showing against Oldham.”
Oldham made headlines in the last round when they dumped Hull KR out of the competition in a major upset, and Ormsby insists the squad have spoken about how they need to be on their guard against the part-time outfit.
“They’ve shown they can upset a big side and with these kinds of games it’s important to go there and expect nothing.
“Nobody has got a divine right to win a game of Rugby League so we need to go there and make sure we win the tie, first and foremost. If we think it’s a formality we’ll be in trouble.”
And after a four-year absence from the Wembley final, Ormsby revealed how Wolves coach Smith has been reminding the squad of how special a cup run can be.
“Tony has mentioned a number of times this week about how magical the cup is as an experience, especially if you can get all the way to Wembley.
“I’ve watched a number of games at Wembley and it’s incredible so it’s something we’re all determined to achieve this year. It’s important for this club and it’s important for our season.”
You can read more from Ormsby in Monday’s League Express – including where he sees his future, his time at Huddersfield and how tough the opening few months of the season has been.