Aquis Gold Coast Titans winger Daniel Vidot will return to the NRL for the first time in close to 18 months this Saturday night when he lines up to take on the Cowboys at Cbus Super Stadium.
Vidot joined the Titans in the new year after returning from England and after signing a one-year deal, the 27-year-old knows he has to prove his worth in season 2017.
The bulky winger worked extremely hard in the pre-season and has employed some new habits to help him get to this position.
"I'm really excited, it's going to be great to get out there with the boys," Vidot said. "It's been difficult watching the guys from the sidelines."
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The Acacia Ridge junior did everything requested of him in his opening month at the club before then taking part in the trials against the Eels and Warriors. It was however a training mishap that has sidelined him for the past three weeks.
"I had a couple of trial games and it hasn't been too different from the past but I'm taking on the challenge and looking forward to it.
“It’s been frustrating. It was just during a speed session I was doing, it felt like I got shot in the leg."
Although under an injury cloud earlier in the week, Vidot is confident he is ready to make his return.
"I've been doing rehab for close to a month. I didn't feel like it was going to be that lengthy. I don't have reason to not be confident."