Another of Featherstone Rovers’ long term injury victims is well on the road to recovery and set to be available again this month.
Jason Walton has missed all the season so far with a knee injury he picked up prior to the start of last season’s Super 8s.
The 27-year-old back rower or centre has undergone surgery that has seen him miss all of the pre-season build up and the first three months of the campaign.
But he is back in training now and targeting a return to the Featherstone side this month.
Former Batley, Wakefield and Salford player Walton is pleased to have seen Rovers doing well in his absence and expects to be part of a squad heading for success.
He said: “It’s a massive month, but I’m confident that with what we’ve got in our squad we can do the job.
“For me personally I just want to get in the squad and be as fit and as strong as I can be.
“Hull are one probably of the best teams in the country and they are going to test our lads a lot in the cup. It will make our lads perform even better against such a good side.
“Toulouse and Leigh are right up there in the Championship. They are among the best teams as well so it’s just going to bring the best out of our lads.”