St Helens stand-off Leon Pryce targets Catalans return

Leon Pryce
Pryce joined St Helens from Bradford Bulls in 2006

St Helens stand-off Leon Pryce says he hopes to be fit in time for Friday's Super League match with Catalans.

The 29-year-old has made just one appearance this season because of injury and a groin problem has kept him on the sidelines since March.

"I've got a conditioning session on Monday, so hopefully once that's done I'll put my hand up for selection," Pryce told BBC Radio Merseyside.

"I just want to get back on the field and get playing."

He added: "It takes a good four or five games before you've got anywhere near your match fitness.

"It's going to be tough but it's something I've been dying to do for the last 15 or 16 weeks."

The past year has been an injury-plagued one for Pryce - last season he suffered with a neck complaint, which brought a premature end to his campaign.

He aggravated his groin problem in the 22-16 win over the Catalans in March and, after his stop-start season, the former England international admits he will play anywhere in the team.

"Like I've said to Royce [Simmons], I'm keen to play in any position on the field," Pryce continued. "I've played winger, centre and full-back.

"I'm not bothered, I just want to get back on the field and help the team if that means playing in a different position, I don't care.

"I just want to play and finish the season off properly and hopefully finish it with a trophy."