posted on 27 January 2012

After being out of full training for three weeks with appendicitis, Wildcats prop forward Oliver Wilkes is now back fully fit and ready for the new Super League season.

Oliver Wilkes will be looking to earn his place in the team for the Super League opener against Widnes Vikings.

Wilkes is enjoying being back in the Wildcats setup after returning for a second spell for the club and performed well on Boxing Day against Leeds Rhinos before being struck down with appendicitis before the team headed to France for a week’s training camp.

Despite being forced to miss that trip and the home clash with local rivals Castleford last weekend, Wilkes is glad to be back and wants to prove his match fitness against Batley Bulldogs this weekend.

“It’s good to be back, theres been quite a few changes personnel wise right from the top to the bottom and everything’s positive, we’ve been training realy well,” said the Scotland international.

“We’ve worked realy hard between all sorts going on and all the boys seem pretty upbeat especially after beating Castleford at the weekend.”

“I’m just glad to be getting a run out this weekend against Batley, so then we’ll hopefully be in good stead for the start of the season.

“I had a couple of weeks off through illness, did a little bit of training but I’m back now 100% fully fit so im just raring to go.

“It will be nice to get a few miles in the legs on Sunday, as its a short turn around to Friday when the season starts.”

Tickets for Sunday’s game are pay on the gate only at Mount Pleasant (kick-off: 2pm) and are priced at £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and £1 for juniors.

Tickets for the game against Widnes Vikings in the Stobart Super League XVII opener are on sale now from the Wildcats with the new era set to start with a big away following as five Away Travel Club coaches are already fully booked.

Travel is priced at £7 for members and £8 non-members and can be booked in the Ridings Centre Store, on Doncaster Road or by calling 01924 211611/201548.

Adult match tickets are priced at £20, concession tickets are £13 and junior tickets are just £11. Junior Gold Members are not required to swap their tickets prior to the game and can simply present their booklet at the gate at Widnes.

Turnstile prices on the day will increase by £2, so the Wildcats are urging all fans to call in to either of the retail outlets on Doncaster Road or in the Ridings Shopping Centre to purchase their tickets in advance.

Please note that 8 wheelchair spaces are available and all carers can gain free entry into the game. For more information on disabled tickets please contact the Ridings store on 01924 201548.

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