Divorty confident of facing Eagles

Ross Divorty
Ross Divorty

Halifax back rower Ross Divorty believes he will be finally fit to return to action in Sunday’s play-off clash against Sheffield.

The Wales forward, whose early season was wrecked by a back injury, has not played since snapping ankle liagments in the mid-week win at Dewsbury in June.

Coach Karl Harrison had tipped Divorty to be fit for last week’s play off date with Keighley and was vaguely critical after his side’s 30-26 win, saying he was “disappointed” the former Featherstone player had not made himself available.

“Karl think’s it’s okay, but it’s not his body,” said Divorty.

“Thursday was always going to be a push after not being ready to play against Batley the previous Sunday.

“I’ve been training, and I am looking okay, but it’s been painful.

“It’s getting better though and I think the next week will do me a lot of good.

“Snapped ligaments is a three month injury and it’s the 12th week now.

“I’m confident I’ll be ready to play against Sheffield, but I need to know I can go out there and contribute and not break down.”