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Finals fire burning for Campbell

Just six games into his NRL career, Jayden Campbell can't quite believe that his debut season will finish with an NRL finals campaign.

The 21-year-old made his top grade debut in round 13 and has been electric at fullback in the games that have followed.

"I was just saying to my mum and dad the other day that it is crazy how things can take off," Campbell said.

"I've only played six games and I'm already playing my first finals series.

"I'm pretty excited and I'm keen."

Campbell has called upon the knowledge of his father this week, former Dally M winner and inaugural Titans signing Preston Campbell.

"The old boy, he doesn't say too much, I asked him how he was before his first finals game and he just said he was nervous.

""He was just saying go out there and enjoy the footy, the footy will come and just enjoy it."

Initially nervous as he pulled on the number one jersey, Campbell says he is now feeling comfortable in the role and is ready to make an impact for the Titans in the finals.

"My first few games I was really nervous but after playing a few games I'm feeling a lot more comfortable and I'm really enjoying my time," he said.

"When the whistle blows and I get my first touch of the footy I'm sweet ... I love playing rugby league."

The Titans return to the NRL finals after a five-year wait.

Campbell says while he knows that Members and fans are excited for the Club's return to the playoff, the playing group are planning on making September football a regular occurrence.

"Hopefully over the coming years it is not such a rare occasion and we make the top eight a lot more," Campbell said.

"On my socials, I'm getting a lot of messages from people that are around the area talking about how excited they are for all of us and how much it means to them.

"I'm just glad we can make it a good occasion for the community."

There are some great match-ups across the park as the Titans take on the Roosters in Saturday's elimination final in Townsville - but arguably none are more exciting than the battle of the fullbacks.

Campbell's opposite number will be current New South Wales captain James Tedesco.

The more experienced custodian has already caught a glimpse of the potential of the young Titans and he likes what he's seen so far.

"I've watched him a bit throughout the year, he's definitely a young talent," Tedesco said.

"He's very quick and moves really well.

"He's definitely a threat for us, for sure. If we have a staggered line or someone out of position he can make the most of it.

"He's a great addition. He's an exciting talent so it's a big job for our defence to sort of not let him get too many opportunities."

Campbell says he is relishing the chance to go up against one of the best fullbacks in the game.

"It's really exciting (to go up against him)," he said.

"Teddy is one of the players that I watch a lot.

"He is such a great player and obviously the same position as me and he's probably the best in the position at the moment and it means a lot to hear him say something like that (praise) and I'm excited to come up against him."