Dyldam Parramatta Eels Beau Scott said he is giving himself every opportunity to return to Newcastle this Monday night, when the Eels take on the Knights for their Round 11 clash.
After exiting the field with a corked quad in the first half of the Eels loss to the Melbourne Storm, Scott said he would be giving himself until Sunday’s Captain’s Run to prove he is ready to return to the field.
However it is a clash he does not want to miss.
“I have to have a run on Sunday and figure it out then if I can play Monday night,“ Scott said.
“It was a game I have been looking forward to playing in, but see how we go on Sunday. I haven’t been on my feet yet. Leave that for Captains Run and go from there”
“It is one of the ones you look forward to, you obviously know a lot of the players in the team, it will be good to get one over them,” Scott added of returning to face his former side.
“There are a few kids I haven’t had a lot to do with in their team, they have been putting their hand up week to week some of them, so they will be a handful.”
Scott was an omission from Laurie Daley’s NSW Blues State of Origin Game I squad named earlier in the week, and the enforcer was disappointed about missing the clash.
“I was a little bit disappointed, as you would be,” Scott said.
“It is a great game to be involved in but Laurie has his reasons and I support him. Hopefully the team can do us proud on Wednesday.”
“It wasn’t a phone call he wanted to make, but he has done it for the greater of the team and going forward. You always appreciate [the honesty] when someone speaks from the heart and gives you the truth behind the story,”
However whilst disappointed about not making the Blues, he holds no grudges and had his best wishes for the side.
“You always hold hope of getting another opportunity, but I hope not,” Scott said.
“I hope the boys play really well on Wednesday night and can claim the series and go on from there.”
“I want to see them succeed and I think they are doing the right things to enjoy the benefits of that.” Scott added.
“Last years loss was a bit of a sticking point of why I wanted to be back there and make amends, but not to be."