Ryan Atkins is delighted to have rejoined Wakefield and hopes he is ready to face Wigan on September 1 after injury.
Atkins left Wakefield for Warrington in 2009 after a four-year stint with the West Yorkshire outfit and returned to Trinity last week on a deal until the end of the 2020 campaign.
The 33-year-old centre is currently sidelined with a wrist injury but Atkins feels he isn’t too far away from a return to action and hopes to make his second Wakefield debut when Wigan visit at the start of next month.
It is like I have never been away to be honest. It’s great to be back,
Atkins told the Wakefield Express.
It has been a tough couple of days, they definitely put me through my paces but I am feeling good for it.
I have met all the boys and I am looking forward to getting the nod to get into full training and to get stuck in with the lads.
I need to get some fitness back in the old legs, some muscle mass back and strength in my wrists.
But it will be good to be able to put my hand up for whenever Chezzy [coach Chris Chester] needs me.
In my head the aim is the Wigan game.
The good thing is we have the Challenge Cup final, we will get a rest there which prolongs it.
We have got Hull KR, the rest week and then the Wigan game.
In the space of three weeks a lot can be done, and I am very hopeful.
I said it to the specialist and he said it is achievable.