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Thompson: I'll bring confidence and enthusiasm in NRL return

Corey Thompson plays on picking up where he left off.

Back from an ankle injury, the Titans winger says he's been a frustrated at sitting on the sidelines but is determined to slot straight back into the strong early season form that he showed.

"I'm just really looking forward to coming back this week after a frustrating eight weeks in rehab and I'm looking forward to coming back and playing good footy," Thompson said.

"I love playing footy and I love bringing that energy to the team and playing hard each week so to not be able to help or be out there with the boys when things are going tough has been hard.

"To watch them prepare so well each week and fall short, we had two close games against top six teams in Melbourne and the Roosters, but to watch the boys struggle and not get the reward for working so hard through the week has been tough.

"I just want to come back and do my part really well and hopefully we can re-build our season and finish strongly."

Thompson is joined by AJ Brimson, Sam Lisone and Beau Fermor who all return from injury this weekend, while Kevin Proctor also returns after a week long suspension.

"To come back from injury, we obviously weren't a part of that struggle (over recent weeks) so we will come back with fresh confidence and enthusiasm and we will rally the team and hopefully we can get back to our winning ways."

The 31-year-old is in arguably the best form of his career and will play his 100th NRL game against the Raiders on Saturday night.  He has also extended his stay on the Gold Coast, signing a one-year contract extension that will keep him at the Titans until the end of 2023.

"I think being closer to family has helped (with my form) a lot," Thompson said.

"I grew up pretty much my whole life in Brisbane and loved coming to the Gold Coast.

"When I came here I was so stoked to come back home and it was just an added bonus that the environment and the culture that they had here and the boys and the coaching staff have been unbelievable.

"It's such a great club, I couldn't speak highly enough of it and I love coming to training every day and putting on that Titans jersey."