HALIFAX full back Miles Greenwood believes he is edging closer to top form after his 18 month injury nightmare.
But the former St Helens junior admits the club’s form slump is blunting any sense of personal satisfaction ahead of Sunday’s Carnegie Challenge Cup clash with Mick Potter’s Bradford.
“I’ve been feeling sharper for a few weeks now and I’d say I was starting to enjoy it if it wasn’t for the results,” said Greenwood, who only returned to action at Christmas after a year and a half on the sidelines following a knee reconstruction.
“As a team, we just need some wins.
“We know Bradford is going to be a big, big challenge for us, but I think that’s come at the right time to be honest.
“We can go out there and play without the pressure of the league and, looking at our squad, we can actually do something on the day.
“I am sure Matt and the coaching staff will be picking Bradford apart and coming up with a gameplan to try and turn them over.”
Greenwood was one of Fax’s best in the weekend’s 43-25 Co-operative Championship loss to Barrow - their sixth defeat in seven league starts - and credited extra training sessions for his rapid resurgence.
“I always knew it was going to take time, but I have been doing a lot of work on my own, a lot of speed work, and it’s showing out there at the moment,” said Greenwood.
“You can’t do too much volume, because you still have to be smart about what you do and make sure you rest up and recover.
“But I am trying to do two speed sessions a week, just short and sharp, which means I am still fresh for training with the team.”
Bradford are poised to offer Willie Mason a way back into Super League after being left in limbo at Hull KR.
Bulls chairman Peter Hood said his club would be interested in taking the controversial Australian forward on loan after losing three senior forwards to injury.