Frank Pritchard insists he and his teammates are ‘itching’ for their game with rivals Hull KR this weekend.
Both teams will compete for the Clive Sullivan Trophy, with the contest giving Pritchard and the other new arrivals at the KC Stadium their first opportunity to experience the intense surroundings of a Hull derby.
Despite his excitement, ‘The Tank’ knows he and the rest of his peers must deliver on the field.
“We are all itching for a hit-out,” Pritchard told the Hull Daily Mail.
“The friendly match that was cancelled changed a few things so this is our final one before the season starts. I’m looking forward to getting some game-time.
“It’s good to be eager to play but it’s a long campaign. It’s important not to burn out, but at the same time a lot of the boys are feeling the same thing right now, we just want to get the show on the road.
“I’ve been told about the rivalry between the two clubs. It will be good to sample the derby atmosphere and hopefully the game will be entertaining for the fans.”