Titans winger Greg Marzhew says rather than drop his head, he's used his return to the Burleigh Bears as a chance to gain confidence in his game.
Named to make his Titans return on Saturday against the Rabbitohs, Marzhew says an old mentor has helped boost his self-confidence.
"I've got Luke Burt back there he was my under 20's coach back at the Parramatta Eels so he's always just in my ear trying to give me some some confidence," Marzhew said.
Luke Burt talks Greg Marzhew
"He's always boosting up my morale and him and Rick Stone gave me some freedom to back myself off my skill."
Marzhew scored a try and notched 135 run metres and 61 post contact metres in a strong performance for the Bears as they thumped the Tigers 64 points to 16.
The 25-year-old has played nine NRL games this season, but will return to the side for the first time since round nine.
"The fire is always there," he said.
"I didn't need to wait to get dropped just to try and be motivated, I try and stay motivated each week.
"It's been a few few weeks out so I'm just probably motivated right now to try and get up and do my job for boys.
"I had a week back with Burleigh last weekend which was good to try and get some a match fitness up there.
"It's good when you've got a good bunch of boys going back in there and they're really welcoming too."
'The fire is always there' - Marzhew
Marzhew is expected a tough test against South Sydney and says their threat extends right across the park.
"I think in the halves (are important) and we've been doing a lot of video on Cody Walker," he said.
"He's always a skilful and smart player ... but they've also got a good forward pack.
"If we can do a good job on them and not let them roam early, that will give us a good chance."