Wigan prop Paul Prescott says he is looking forward to the new season having recovered from a knee injury.
He damaged knee ligaments against St Helens last May, and was limited to just two appearances after then, with his last game in the cherry and white coming in the August defeat to Warrington.
The former Ireland international told the club’s official website: “I am 100% fit now, the knee is feeling great, the operation was good and it has allowed me to have a really good off season. I feel refreshed, I feel strong and fit and raring to go.
“They said I wouldn’t be able to do too much in the last six weeks of last season and that was the case. It was important that I was able to start back on day one of pre-season and it was good from that point of view.
“This year after missing a few games last year has probably made me hungrier than ever to get stuck in, I feel I have a lot to contribute. For me it’s about working hard in training and hopefully being in the seventeen every week.
“I think we have some real talent in this squad as well as some real talent coming through. Everyone is keen and fighting for positions in the team and I am sure that will make everyone play better.”
A product of the club’s academy, Prescott is closing in on his 150th appearance for the Warriors.