Leeds Rhinos winger Tom Briscoe has insisted he’s raring to go ahead of an expected first-team return this weekend against Wigan.
Briscoe’s comeback from a shoulder injury which has ruled him out of action for almost four months was expected to come to an end last weekend against Hull FC.
However, he was not picked by coach Brian McDermott for the victory at the KCOM Stadium – but he should be in contention for this Friday’s clash against the Warriors.
And ahead of the curtain coming down on his lengthy injury absence, Briscoe insists he is ready to go if given the nod by McDermott.
“Everything I’ve needed to do I’ve done so far,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“I’ve been in full training as of this week and I suppose it’ll be down to selection if picked.”
And although the Rhinos know they will be playing in the Qualifiers later this year, Briscoe is targeting as high a finish as possible for the Rhinos in the regular season to give them the advantage of more games at Headingley.
“We know we’re in the Middle Eights but we still want more home games here at Headingley when it comes to that stage.
“So, our focus now is to finish ninth and we can still do that.
“If we could, it would go a long way to giving us confidence leading to the Qualifiers.