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Herbert happy to be back as Titans chase back-to-back wins

Patrick Herbert says he is excited to get back on the field this weekend for the Titans, but laughed when asked if he was as enthusiastic as David Fifita upon his return.

Herbert has missed the past month with a calf injury, while Fifita has been forced to sit out the last two games due to suspension.

"Being injured and being suspended is different," Herbert said.

"David's is a bit more frustrating than mine, mine I couldn't really help.

"I was just trying to get myself right while David was bouncing off the walls ready to go watching the boys play and wanting to be out there.

"(my calf) is going good, I've spent a month on the sidelines watching the boys play and ticking the boxes in rehab and I've ticked all the boxes so far so now it's time to get the 80 minutes out there."

Both Herbert and Fifita are welcome additions to the Titans line-up, with the Gold Coast side looking to solidify their spot inside the NRL's top eight with a win over the Sharks in Coffs Harbour.

"I think everyone is keen to win and we are not going to go out there and take them lightly," Herbert said.

"They beat the Dragons last weekend and they'll be hungry for more results.

"They've got a few suspended but I'm sure the boys filling in will be hungry to make their mark as well."

Herbert replaces Esan Marsters in the centres, while Fifita will slot back into the backrow with Beau Fermor moving to the bench.

The Sharks have a strong recent head-to-head record against the Titans - something the Gold Coast side will be keen to snap this weekend.

After beating the Bulldogs last round, a win against the Sharks would put the Titans in a good position heading into the State of Origin period with a clash against the Melbourne Storm looming next weekend.