Hull utility player Richard Whiting is looking forward to the new season as he nears a comeback from a foot injury.
Whiting, 27, has recently returned to training in preparation for what will be his 10th year with the club, after missing the end of last season with a fractured foot.
He said: “We’ve seen how excited the fans are about the new season and we are just as excited. Everybody is bouncing really, we’ve had a really good start to pre-season and all the boys are working hard.
“I just can’t wait to get started again and the injury is coming on well. I’ve been doing a lot of boxing and biking in the gym so my fitness is good, it’s just a case of building up the strength in my foot now.
“I started a bit of running yesterday so hopefully it won’t be long until I’m back doing everything with the rest of the squad and hopefully I can put in an early claim for a place in the side next year.
“We have cover in every position so hopefully once the season starts, I’ll be able to nail down a consistent role in the team.”
Whiting, who joined from hometown club Featherstone, has scored 60 tries in 194 appearances in the black and white.