Leeds prop Keith Galloway has acknowledged that the club’s disappointing season in 2016 should hopefully stand them in good stead, in terms of things they have learned from it.
The Rhinos slumped badly after their treble-winning feats in 2015, and had to play for their Super League safety in the Middle Eights.
“It was certainly a tough year,” Galloway told Rhinos TV.
“For such a big club, we didn’t perform so well.
“I’m sure it’ll make us stronger. There were moments last season that I’m sure we’ll look back on and learn a lot from it.”
Galloway was sidelined for a long spell with injury last season, and also missed out on playing for Scotland in the Four Nations as a result.
His injury recovery is going to plan, however, and he hopes to make up for lost time once he is back in action.
“It’s progressing along pretty well,” he said.
“The first month or so was pretty tough, physically and mentally.
“But I’m walking around pretty well now, and I’m on course. The physios are pretty happy.
“So it’s coming along well.
“It is great to be back. I have been doing some training back home but I am fully back into preseason now.
“I am doing a lot of work in the gym at the moment, strengthening everything around my leg to make sure that I am ready to go once the achilles is recovered.
“I will miss the start of the season obviously but I am hoping I don’t miss too much of the year.”