Marshall confident of fitness

Benji Marshall says he’s confident he will play in Friday’s semi-final with Canberra after suffering a knee injury in the Tigers’ loss against the Roosters.

Marshall left the field in the 75th minute but a scan taken after the match showed the medial ligament was still intact.

“I feel alright. I’ve had a few sleepless nights just trying to ice up and do everything I can to be right,’’ Marshall said.

“I am reasonably confident and it is just a matter of how much work I put into it is what I am going to get out of it. It is all about recovery at the moment.

“There is a premiership at stake and I will do everything I can. If it hurts I am going to have to go through a bit of pain.

“I will know more tomorrow or Wednesday but going on the last couple of days, it looks promising.

“I am sure the coach will give me every opportunity p to game day. Even if I can’t train this week, he has got enough faith in me to know that I will still be able to do the job.

“If I think I will be right game day, I will play.”

Meanwhile, Gareth Ellis will also be available for the clash against the Raiders after being cleared by the NRL judiciary for a high shot on Todd Carney.

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