Mullally prepared to fight for his place

New Huddersfield signing Anthony Mullally knows he has a job on his hands to force his way in to the first team reckoning at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Mullally, 21, is one of four new props in Paul Anderson‘s squad having signed from Widnes, joining Stuart Fielden, Craig Kopczak and Ukuma Ta’ai in the Giants pack for 2013.

Add those four to the likes of Luke O’Donnell, Jason Chan, Larne Patrick, Dale Ferguson, Brett Ferres and Eorl Crabtree, and competition is fierce for a place in a formidable Huddersfield pack for next season.

He told the club’s official website: “You want competition for places, because that brings the best out of you, and there’s certainly competition for places here.

“With the amount of quality forwards there are in the squad I can see why that’s the case. Yes, it’s going to be tough establishing yourself, but that’s a challenge I’m relishing.

“I always knew as soon as I signed that I wasn’t going to walk into this side. I knew I’d need to put in a tremendous amount of hard work.

“That’s exactly what I’m doing at the moment, and I just hope that when the season gets under way that hard work has paid off.”

Mullally made 10 substitute appearances for hometown club Widnes in 2012, but spent the second half of season on loan at Whitehaven after turning down a new contract at the Stobart Stadium.

He also appeared for Ireland in their 62-4 defeat to England Knights in June.

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