Scott Taylor is ready for Hull FC’s crunch clash against Hull KR in this weekend’s derby.
The prop forward made his return for the Black and Whites in last weekend’s game against Catalans and Taylor was eager to stress that this has stood him in good stead ahead of the derby.
“It felt really good, I picked a good one for it too as I’ve been out about 15 weeks, so it was the perfect scenario,” Taylor said.
“I’d trained and tested it as much as it needed to be – I didn’t want to go into a derby with no minutes under my belt, but I felt good and cracked on.
“It was frustrating for me because I know a fully fit me would have influenced that game a bit more, but I was just happy to be out there and had a dig.”
Taylor also opened up on how well chairman Adam Pearson has steered the Hull ship through such a difficult time for the club, with the re-signing of Jake Connor evidence of his ambition.
“Jake is an unbelievable player and we’re lucky to have him.
“It’s been a really difficult time, Adam Pearson has led the way looking after his players, paying wages and not missing sessions and everything we can COVID wise.
“We had done so well after the first outbreak, we’ve still been professional and done everything we can and Adam has stood by us all the way.
“The club are investing back into this team until the fans are happy and all the FC fans love Jake and he’s a big coup to keep at the club for the next few years.”
With the World Cup now postponed for 2022, Taylor is hoping the extra time to get himself in his best shape will help him with a potential spot in the England squad.
“I always say I want to do my best for Hull, this year I started the season well and I was happy with where my form was going again.
“The World Cup was always in the back of my mind – I want the sport to succeed but if it had gone ahead this year it would have been difficult for me to get into the team.
“If I have a really good year next year and get fit then I can get very excited about the potential of playing in a home World Cup.”