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Fowler hoping for Down Under debut
Published : 14 Jul 2009 06:54:52
The 35-year-old has endured a succession of groin and hip injuries since joining North Queensland last February, but coach Ian Ferguson has confirmed his star signing will get a long-awaited run-out against Wolves. The Fury only arrived in Perth on Monday and were soon put through a light training session where Fowler appeared to be moving freely, untroubled by the recent hip complaint. "I just got off a plane so just getting the legs going, it feels not too bad to be fair," Fowler said. "Obviously in terms of fitness, I'm probably miles behind the rest of the lads, (but) as everyone probably knows, you get fitter and a little bit sharper by the more games you play, so I'm hoping to be involved in the game. "It's been horrible. Anyone will tell you, you go to a new club, you go to a new place, you want to get yourself involved straight away in terms of kicking balls. "Unfortunately I've not been able to do that so there's a bit of light at the end of the tunnel." Fowler denied reports he was considering a move back to England with Tranmere to play under former Liverpool team-mate John Barnes. He said: "You come to a new club and I've sort of kept my head down and not done many interviews the past month, so I just wanted to come and try and get myself fit. "If people want to write stories, then that's nothing to do with me, the good thing was I came out and quashed it straight away. "My family have only been in Townsville a week, so those reports saying they're unsettled, I've obviously not got a clue where it comes from. "But it's a lovely place and I've been there three months and I've enjoyed every minute of it, apart from the injuries."