By Jacob Kilbride | Article photo by Simon Hall
Prop forward Harry Kidd says that he’s “heading in the right direction” after recovering from a 12-month injury to appear in his second successive pre-season friendly.
Kidd was part of the Halifax side that defeated Hunslet 32-24 at the LD Nutrition Stadium on Saturday, his second appearance after the ACL injury that ruled him out for the entire 2018 season, shortly after joining from Gloucestershire.
“It’s been a very long 12 months out of action,” admitted Kidd. “It’s good to have two games under my belt now though.”
“I still need to get up to pace with the game and there’s few things which I need to dust up on and sharpen up on.”
“But, compared to last week, I feel like I’m heading in the right direction.”
“The boys were class to be around last year and I’ve been very involved with the side ever since I joined.”
“It wasn’t too bad towards the end of rehab. It was hard to accept at the start but I was well looked after by the club.”
“I need to get back up to the speed of the game, at Championship level. There’s little details as well that I’m sure the coaching staff will want me to pick up on.”
“You’re always learning in this sport. I’m still young and I’ve got some very experienced players alongside me and it’s about learning from those guys and seeing what they do.”
“There’s still a little bit more work to do physically. I’m getting there and getting minutes under my belt. It’s about game management as well but I think that’s something that will come naturally with game-time.”