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EVANS EXCITED AHEAD OF RESERVES RETURN

12th July 2019, 16:58

EVANS EXCITED AHEAD OF RESERVES RETURN

RHYS Evans is back in action this weekend as the Reserve grade side take on Hull FC on Sunday – aiming to impress John Kear to try force his way back into the first-team fold.

The 26-year-old suffered a shoulder injury against Dewsbury Rams in April and has spent just over three months on the treatment table.

Evans arrived at Odsal Stadium prior to the start of this season and made nine appearances in the red, amber and black – scoring two tries.

Having watched on as Kear’s side have begun their push for the play-offs with three wins, the former Warrington Wolves star believes the competition for places has led to such form at the ‘business end’ of the season.

“It is nice to be back playing – it has been a long three months and hopefully I can put in a decent performance for the Reserves,” said Evans, who is sponsored by Bradford Bulls Banter.

“You try tick as many boxes as you can as you prepare to return – you try put the injury out of your mind and focus on your job with mental strength.

“The team is playing well, stringing a few wins together and I will have to play well to get back in the side.

“We are getting to the business end of the season and have the most players available to us that we have had and that is keeping people on their toes.

“Competition for places makes people play better and we have seen the benefits of that and the lads have really improved after the game at Leigh.

“Swinton will be tough given their form in recent weeks but the competition is exciting and another win will help us moving forward."