Five-try winger Rob Worrincy admits that patience may be the watchword as he tries to regain his place in Halifax’s Championship side.
Worrincy made his return from a torn quadricep in last weekend’s Challenge Cup date with amateurs Hull Dockers and must now wait and see if he has done enough to oust current starters Gareth Potts and Tommy Saxton from boss Karl Harrison’s first choice line up for Sunday’s league date at Whitehaven (3.0).
And the speedster, whose handful of tries against Dockers included a couple of trademark touchline dashes, knows that is far from a foregone conclusion.
“It was just good to be back out there,” said Worrincy.
“I’d had a stop-start pre season with injuries anyway, then I tore my quad, so it was a relief to get a game under my belt and come through unscathed.
“It’s given me some time on the field, got me a bit sharper and given me the chance to open up a little bit and get some confidence.
“I’m fit now so it’s Karl’s decision and that 80 minutes will have helped iron out a few kinks.
“But Potts and Saxton are both playing well, and there’s Wayne Reittie as well, so it might be a bit of a waiting game.
“Karl’s got decisions to make, but hopefully the five tries will have helped.”
Worrincy also lifted the lid on Harrison’s half time teamtalk, which saw the visitors follow a modest 22-6 half time lead at Craven Park into a 48-point second half avalanche.
“Karl asked us to have a look at ourselves at half time and ask whether they felt what they’d put in was enough for the people who’d travelled across to watch us,” said Worrincy.
“I think it hit home and we looked a lot better in the second half.”
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