LOUIE McCarthy-Scarsbrook says he will be doing everything he possibly can to return for Saturday’s trip to Leeds Rhinos.
The 25-year-old close season signing from Quins missed the match against his former employers due to a shoulder injury.
But he’s determined to feature for Saints’ Super League clash at Headingley.
“It is a little sore but I’m hoping it will be ok,” he said. “I’ll check with the doc and the physios beforehand but I don’t want to be missing two games on the bounce.
“It was tough missing the match last week, especially as it was against my former club. I was on the way up to the game with my missus, mum and dad and I was nervous, shaking like I was going to play. It was a weird experience really.
“Ok, it was a good result for Quins, but I was disappointed with the game and angry I couldn’t play.
“Rob Powell has done really well for them and given them a new lease of life. He has given them a good structure. He did well under Macca [Brian McDermott] and you could see he was always going to be a coach. Perhaps it came a little earlier than expected but he has grabbed it with both hands.”
Saints’ form is patchy so far this season and their next game doesn’t come much tougher than heading over the Pennines – especially as Leeds are starting to hit their straps.
But Louie says if they stick to the gameplan then there’s no reason why they can’t come away with two points.
“It is a tough place to go and we certainly don’t want to be 18-0 down at half time again. Our confidence hasn’t taken a knock as we are professionals and know we have to pick ourselves up.
“We know what we have to do.”