Fax’s Potts finding form after long injury lay off

Gareth Potts tracks Ben Johnston last weekend
Gareth Potts tracks Ben Johnston last weekend

Comeback Halifax winger Gareth Potts says his confidence has been restored after a two-try return to first team action last weekend.

Potts, playing his first game since August after shoulder surgery, performed strongly in the Challenge Cup win over Lock Lane and is expected to keep his place for Sunday’s Championship date with Dewsbury at the Shay (3.0).

And the former Wakefield speedster has no doubts he is ready to face the Rams.

“It’s been a big injury,” admitted Potts.

“We knew it was going to be a seven or eight month lay off when I went to see the specialist.

“It’s been a long way back, but the reserve game the other week helped me and playing last weekend against Lock Lane was the next step.

“After being out for so long, you need to play with some confidence and some self belief and I feel I’m doing that.

“It’s always good to finish tries and get on the scoreboard and there’s no doubt that helps as well.

“There are little doubts at first; am I fit enough? Am I strong enough?

“But the shoulder has been perfect and now I just want to try and work my way back into the team on a more regular basis.

“We needed a reaction from the Swinton game, which was a poor team performance.

“We put a few things right; the attack was good and we scored some points.

“The next step is to make sure we pick up the two points again this weekend.”