Widnes forward Connor Farrell is looking forward to testing himself against his parent club Wigan for the first time.
Farrell joined the Vikings on a season-long loan from Wigan back in January.
The forward, who had previously made ten first-team appearances in cherry and white, was ready to don the black and white colours and increase his experiences as a Super League regular.
“I joined Widnes to allow myself to gain more first team experience and be part of a growing club,” he said.
Farrell has made eight appearances for Widnes this year but due to torn cartilage injury, sustained in the Hull KR fixture, he has twice missed out on facing the Warriors.
“I can’t wait to play, I was unlucky to be injured in the previous match ups with Wigan this year,” he said.
“I have a point to prove as I will be going back to Wigan when my loan deal ends and I want to show that I have learnt from the likes of Chris Houston and Chris Dean and show that Widnes can finish the season as we started.”
Farrell will not only have a point to prove to Wigan Warriors but to his family who will have split loyalties during the Thursday night action.
“This will be the first time I have played against my brother, the family will be split, for 80 minutes we will be ready to hurt each other but after that we will be family again allowing Mum to stop panicking!” he said.