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Rhinos youngster eyeing enhanced role

2nd January 2019, 16:35 by Bobbie Jackson

Alex Sutcliffe is hoping to kick on with Leeds Rhinos in 2019 after struggling with injuries over the last few seasons.

The 19-year-old started out with Oulton Raiders community club before linking up with Leeds Rhinos, and he made his senior debut in 2017.

However, he failed to make a single appearance for the West Yorkshire side last term - despite being handed a squad number - after a serious shoulder injury blighted his campaign.

Sutcliffe has recently returned to full fitness and turned out for the Rhinos in their opening pre-season game against Wakefield Trinity on Boxing Day.

"I am looking to get a few games under my belt," Sutcliffe said.

"I have had a few hard seasons with injuries, I have missed most games, so I have got to kick on now.

"I have had a good pre-season and I’ll just try to get as many games under my belt as I can."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

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