Huddersfield hooker Brad Drew can’t wait to make his return to the Galpharm Stadium having rejoined from Wakefield.
Drewm 34, became a firm favourite of the claret and gold faithful in his first spell at the club with 3 excellent seasons as a Giant, including helping the side to Twickenham in the 2006 Challenge Cup Final.
“I’m very excited about the prospect of playing here again next year, I still live in the area and have always followed the Giants progress since I left. Hopefully we can build on last year’s achievements and have a good season in 2010.”
“I built a great affinity for the place in my 3 years here, not only with the fans but also with the players who I got along with great, and a lot of them are still here. People in the area have always been really great with me and I can’t wait for next year.”
The former Canberra and Parramatta NRL player is sure to form a key part of Nathan Brown’s plans for engage Super League XV, with the experienced hooker or half-back admitting he is expecting a tough pre-season.
“I’m very much looking forward to working with Nathan Brown and Bumper, although I’m a bit nervous to be honest. I know how hard it is going to be physically in pre-season but I think that’s going to be very good for me. It will get me out of my comfort zone physically and benefit me for the year ahead. “
“I haven’t managed to catch up with Browny as yet; as soon as the season ended we both went away. I’m looking forward to sitting down with him soon and seeing what role he wants me to play. If I can help out in any way with the younger halves and hookers then it’s something I’m more than happy to do.”
Drew admits that the desire to win trophies at the Giants is a major ambition following the disappointment being involved at Twickenham in 2006 and having looked on as the Giants fell short against Warrington at Wembley last year.
“Without a doubt, an ambition of mine is to win silverware here, we have been close and there or there about for a few years, particularly last year at Wembley must have been disappointing for the players. The club have gone up three or four levels since I left, and certainly silverware is not out of the question.”