15th February 2017
Giants host Salford Red Devils in home opener on Thursday, kick- off 8pm.
Second rower Dale Ferguson is enjoying life back in Super League with Huddersfield Giants.
The Giants number 12 re-joined the Giants in the off-season and enjoyed getting 2017 off to a winning start away at Widnes Vikings last week:
“To start the Super League off in round one with a win is massive. I was looking forward to my debut coming back to the club and it was an enjoyable one.
“It was a difficult situation when I was leaving the club and I was gutted but when the opportunity came to come back, I grabbed it with both hands and I’m enjoying every moment.
“There are a few new faces but I know the boys that have come over from Bradford. It’s still a massive club with the same aims and goals and I believe we’ve got a very strong side. We’ve got some of the boys that have come over from the Bulls and a lot of internationals in our team. I think we’re a good force this year.”
Ferguson is one of those internationals and was once again called upon to feature for Scotland in the Four Nations and relished testing himself against the world’s best:
“You grow up watching some of the boys on TV and to defend against them and attack against them and test yourself against the best in the world is what everyone wants to do.
“Playing against the right side of Australia was probably the most testing. Sam Thaiday, Cooper Cronk, Blake Ferguson and Josh Dugan is a massive strike force down that right hand side which was really enjoyable playing against.”
Having returned from the Four Nations, the forward was thrust straight into pre-season training and he was glad of the support given to him by Head Coach, Rick Stone, and the club.
“They’ve looked after me coming back from the Four Nations. It’s been tough, probably the toughest pre-season I’ve been in but it’s been very enjoyable. I’ve learnt a lot and it’s good to be back playing.
“Rick’s been helpful with me. He’s not really changed too much but made me a more confident and a smarter player and I believe I got a lot of that from the Four Nations as well.”
Ferguson is now looking forward to Thursday night’s game against Salford Red Devils (kick-off 8pm) and is keen for the Giants fans to roar the team to victory:
“They’re a big physical pack with some strike out wide. We need to manage that right. If we do that and complete well I think we’ll come away with the win.
“The fans are class. When you’re tired, they get on your back and get you through the game and we need that this week.”
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