Cameron Scott feels ready for the challenge to step up to the mark in the absence of Josh Griffin.
The 21-year-old outside back came off the bench to replace the injured Josh Griffin in last Saturday’s Challenge Cup semi-final, scoring a second half try as Hull looked to mount a big comeback against St Helens.
Saturday’s appearance in the cup was Scott’s 18th first grade appearance for the Black & Whites, whilst he has also gained senior experience on loan with Dewsbury Rams, Doncaster, York City Knights and Leigh Centurions.
Seven of those 18 appearances have come off the interchange bench in 2021, with Brett Hodgson giving the youngster to continue with his personal development.
With Griffin’s season now over due to an Achilles injury, there is a window of opportunity for Scott to prove himself at the top level.
“I feel as though I’m ready for it. I think all of these minutes I’ve been getting off the bench over the last few weeks have been building up to something like this,” he said in his pre-match press conference.
“Over those games I’ve played in this season, I feel as though I’ve been building some good partnerships on both edges, so I feel as though I could slot in on either side.
“Obviously nobody would wish an injury like that on anybody, especially Josh Griffin.
“I’ve been here for about four or five years now, and a lot of that time I have spent travelling with Griff. It’s obviously not an ideal scenario, but somebody has got to step in to fill that space.”
Saturday’s cup heartbreak will not be the be all and end all of the Black & Whites this season, as there are still two thirds of the Super League campaign remaining for Hull to stake a claim for a place in the Grand Final.
That begins with tonight’s trip to face Castleford Tigers at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.
Scott insists Hull cannot get caught up in the emotion from last week’s cup defeat.
“It was heart-wrenching at the time but we’ve put that loss behind us now. It’s done,” he said.
“We’ve still got about 20 league games to go after, so you can’t let a cup semi-final defeat derail your season – I don’t think we’ll allow that to happen.
“We had two good sessions on the field on Monday and yesterday and there was some positivity to take out of that St Helens game, so we’ll move forward into tonight’s game with that.”
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