Delaney has been out injured for long periods this season, and say it has been hard to watch the struggles of the Champions and not being able to help out.
“Personally it’s been tough for me because I haven’t been able to help the boys out,” he told the club’s official website.
“It’s hard to watch and it’s the worst feeling in the world when you can’t get out there and help but I’m back now and hopefully I can chip in and hopefully get some wins.”
The forward is hurting more than most regarding the current situation at the Rhinos, having been one of the longest serving players at the club, and says that the players are working harder than ever to correct the wrongs of this season.
“This is my home now, I’ve been at Leeds for seven season and it is tough,” he said.
“It’s hard to watch but we’re working hard day in, day out, six days a week. It is tough, but we’ve got to stick tight as a bubble and go again. We need to get that first win and kick on from there, and we’ve had a good week in training so we’re looking forward to this Friday.”
The Rhinos come up against high-flying Catalans Dragons, who currently sit 3rd in the table and Delaney says he is looking forward to the battle that comes with playing against the Dragons.
“They’re a big squad with some big forwards so it’s going to be a big physical battle. We’re really looking forward to it, and like I said we’ve been working hard for each other out on the pitch and we need to forget about the past few weeks and start fresh and go again.
“The good thing about rugby league is that its a week to week battle, and we go again on Friday night and it’s a battle we’re looking to win. We’ve got to keep positive, you have got to go through them tough times to get the medals. It’s tough at the minute, especially for these young kids and you’ve got to pick them up.”
“It’s easier to say and harder to do, and we’re not getting the results but everyone is trying hard. All we need is that one result and we’re back on the horse again, and we’ve got a big emphasis on this weekend and we’re looking forward to it.”