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Centre Dale Copley returns to the Titans side after a three week lay-off due to a hamstring strain but whilst many would see the fixture against the Storm challenge as a tough place to restart, the Aspley junior is excited by the opportunity.

The Titans are reeling after four losses on the trot and are in need of a victory to get the season back on track after showing plenty of promise throughout the early rounds.

"It doesn't get much harder than Melbourne," Copley said. "You want to test yourself against the best and it's been them for around 15 years.

"These are the games you get excited for. It's not daunting, it's exciting. It's what you play for."

Copley hobbled off the field with a hamstring strain back in Round 6 against the Panthers and admits the frustration of sitting on the sideline has taken its toll.

"It's been frustrating to watch the guys go through some tough times.

"You train all pre-season and train to help your mates out, to contribute to a win.

"When you're injured you've got zero chance of helping anyone and that's what makes it hard."

Acknowledgement of Country

Gold Coast Titans proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.