posted on 6 August 2015

Matty Ashurst is desperate to make up for lost time after finally putting his injury frustration behind him.

The 25-year-old has made only five appearance so far this season but is now back firing and admits his injury has been a shock to the system.

"It's been a big shock to be honest." claims Ashurst.

"It's the first long term injury I've ever had, I've been injured before but only for a few weeks here and there so it's been a tough time for me but I'm delighted I'm back on the field now and playing with the boys."

Ashurst, who has scored in all but one of his five outings in 2015, says he is relieved the injury was earlier in the season meaning he can feature in the Super 8 Qualifiers where 'Every Minute Matters'.

"We've some tough tasks coming up and I'm glad I'm going to be a part of it to be honest."

"When Brian first came he asked me if I had the choice would I rather be injured for the first half or second half of the season and obviously you want to be right for the big games."

The back-rower will face Salford for the first time since joining Trinity and is relishing the battle against the club where he spent three seasons.

"I really enjoyed my three years at Salford." said Ashurst.

"I made some great mates at the club and played with some top players."

"It will be funny in a way to play against them for the first time but it's a task I can't wait for to be honest."

"They'll have been hoping to make the top 8 so they will be fired up and looking to prove a point as will we because we've been off the pace this year."

"We're looking at this as a new competition now and a fresh start. We want to go into it firing on all cylinders."

"I've been told our fans are travelling in their numbers so it will be massive for us if they can pack out the away end and make plenty of noise."


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