Hull RUFC have no game this weekend and that give scrum-half Mike Goodwin some time to reflect on his return from a serious leg injury that sideline him for the majority of the season.
Goodwin returned to the squad within the last month or so after a double break in his fibula as well as a fracture and dislocation of his ankle in the final pre-season friendly against Darlington Mowden Park on August 24.
The scrum-half has been eased back into action by the coaching staff but he is glad to be able to play the game he loves without suffering any recurrence of the the injuries.
“Settling back in to playing has been fairly smooth,” Goodwin said.
“I’ve been slowly integrated back in to match day squad so it’s been nice and steady.
“Chloe and the physios have been managing any swelling really well and helped with anything I’ve needed for the ankle.
“Although there’s no physical pain really anymore, the main battle is the psychological side of things.”
Goodwin came off the bench to score a late try in the 13-10 defeat at Sedgley Park which earned Hull a losing bonus point.
The bonus point helped edge Hull closer towards safety, although the team should have done enough to secure their place in National Two North next season.
Goodwin admits the bonus point was the very least they deserved.
“To come away with point against Sedgley Park is a good result in some ways,” Goodwin said.
“But we can’t help be a bit disappointed when we think we deserved to win that game, especially if a few more decisions went our way.
“That said, it definitely gives us confidence moving forward to finish as high as possible.”