Adam Quinlan ‘determined’ to feature against Warrington in long-awaited comeback

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Adam Quinlan ‘determined’ to feature against Warrington in long-awaited comeback

Hull Kingston Rovers head coach Tony Smith is likely to have full-back Adam Quinlan available for Saturday’s visit of Warrington Wolves in the Betfred Super League.

The 26-year-old has been absent since mid-September with an anterior cruciate ligament injury, undergoing a lengthy rehabilitation process to finally put himself in contention for selection once more.

Stepping up his intensity in training over the last few weeks, Quinlan is set to be named in Smith’s 19-man squad for Saturday’s test against the Wire, and Smith is excited to have the full-back in his reckoning.

“He’s a terrific player – I love watching him play. He’s looking forward to returning and adding some strength and experience to our team,” Smith told Hull KR TV.

“He’ll add speed and know-how as well as give other people some confidence, he’s dead keen and most likely, he’ll get the green light to play for us this weekend. He’s excited.

“I’d put him at 85-90 per cent chance of playing, we’ll make the final call on Friday but all things are looking good for Adam. He’s had enough of rehabilitation and enough time out of training. He’s psychologically ready to go too.

“It’s about getting the right mix – Adam will do his best and that will be good enough. That’s all you can ask of players and everyone knows he’s whole-hearted, enthusiastic and keen. He’s determined to play this week to try and prove his fitness. Effort won’t be an issue – he may be rusty in a couple of areas but that’s understandable. His ‘rusty’ will still be very good.”

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