Former Giant Jack Steele says he has a point to prove following his move to the Saints in the off-season.
Steele endured an opportunity starved two years at Greater Western Sydney, playing just 17 games after being selected with pick No.24 in the 2014 National Draft.
The 21-year-old says he wants to prove to his new teammates that he belongs in the Saints’ engine room.
“I really want to get inside the centre bounce, really show that I can play that role,” Steele said.
“I just want to prove myself as much as I can by playing consistent games and playing well in the midfield and showing people that don’t think I should be in the midfield that I’m good enough to be there.
“The only way to do that is to show my professionalism as much as I can by doing the little things right and everyone will eventually see that.”
The onballer was not available for selection for the Gaints’ finals campaign in 2016 after having surgery on his foot in September last year to repair a fractured metatarsal.
“I’m eating right and I’m doing the extras, doing everything to a tee and eventually that will earn respect and once I do get on the track (fully fit) the boys will see the work that I’ve done,” Steele said.
“I know we’re heading in the right direction.
“We just missed out on finals (in 2016) so I think myself, and the other recruits, can really help grow the depth of the list … and potentially make finals next year and the next couple of years,”