Halifax’s much-travelled centre Steve Tyrer believes he is finally beginning to achieve the week-to-week consistency he has lacked in the past.
Although Tyrer is only 25, he has already accrued almost a decade of first team experience after bursting on to the Super League scene as a teenager with St Helens.
The former Salford, Widnes and Crusaders player celebrated his return from injury - and a new contract extension which could keep him at the Shay until the end of 2017 - with two tries and six goals in last weekend’s romp against Whitehaven.
“Consistency is something I have lacked in the past; I’d have a good game, then maybe a bad one,” said Tyrer.
“That’s what I’ve been most happy with this year, that week to week I’ve stayed at a decent level.
“I’m not saying I’ve been brilliant every week, but I have been a lot more consistent.
“I’d say it’s down to a few things; fitness, being happy here.
“Possibly it’s a bit of maturity too, but not many people have said that about me in the past.
“It’s my third season here now and once we got the basics of the contract agreed, I didn’t want to go anywhere else.
“Hopefully I can go on now and have another two years after this one.
“Pre-Halifax I’d been all over the show at different clubs, but since I’ve been here I’ve finally settled down and found my feet as a part time player in this competition.”
Tyrer looks certain to keep his place when Fax head to the Leigh Sports Village to play Swinton on Sunday (3.0), aiming to maintain the attacking edge that blew Whitehaven off the park in the opening 40 minutes.
“The first half I thought we were ruthless,” said Tyrer.
“They steadied the ship a little bit in the second half and we maybe eased off the gas a bit, which was probably understandable in the conditions.
“But there’s some good players in that team and we made it easy for ourselves in the end.
“Swinton look dead and buried at the moment in terms of relegation, but it’s never a given in this competition.
“We’ve already shown this year we’re capable of losing these games unfortunately so we need to be on it every week now.”