Witt: Back To Work

St George Illawarra Dragons halfback Michael Witt feels he is fitting in well at the Red-and-Whites and is enthusiastic about pre-season training folllowing his Christmas break.

The former London Bronco is revelling in the opportunity to pass his knowledge and experiences to younger, up-and-coming players and hopes to play first-grade for the Red V sometime during the upcoming campaign.

The 30-year-old is astounded by the level at which his new teammates are training and has his sights set on playing in the opening round but is aware of the areas he needs to improve to be selected.

“My body is coping well, training is obviously hard at this time of the year but all the boys have come back in good shape after the festive season so we’re straight back to work,” said Witt.

“They’re a great bunch of guys here they’ve all made me feel welcome, the players, coaching staff and everyone at the club, so I’m fitting in really well and enjoying my time here.

“There are a lot of young guys, so I like to think I bring a bit of experience to the club and a few more grey hairs but they’re all willing to learn and everybody listens.

“I just want to do the best I can and play any role that the coach wants me to play.

“It’s a lot warmer in Australia, but I think the main thing is every player being up to standard and everyone doing the right things and working really hard so you couldn’t fault one guy at this point in time.

“There are a lot of things I need to improve on and I’ve got a good coaching staff keeping tabs on me and keeping me up to date with what I need to work on, so I’ll just keep doing my best and improving.

“Obviously I want to play as much first grade as I can and at this time of year it’s just about getting my body in the right condition, working really hard and getting my name out there to be picked in Round 1.”