Ferguson back in full training

James Gordon

Huddersfield forward Dale Ferguson will be ready for the start of the Super League season after resuming full training following major shoulder surgery.

Ferguson, 23, was forced out of the England Knights squad in the autumn with the problem, which has kept him sidelined for 12 weeks.

He is now targeting a return in the friendly game against Wigan for Sean O’Loughlin‘s testimonial on January 19th.

The former Wakefield back-rower told the club’s official website: “I did my first contact session yesterday, and I felt okay. I was a little bit sore, but that’s just what you would expect after just doing rehab work for 12 weeks. 

“It is now a case of getting down to some hard work to make sure that I am in contention for the Super League opener against Wigan in four weeks time.”

However, the Scotland international hasn’t ruled out being ready to make a return in the friendly against Castleford on January 13th.

He added; “If I am honest, it is good to be thinking along the terms of when I return, because I will be back a little quicker than originally anticipated. I feel really good and I am looking forward to ripping in over the next couple of weeks”