Young prop Brad Singleton hoping to be given a chance by Leeds Rhinos in 2013
Last Updated: 29/11/12 5:55pm
Brad Singleton: Keen to break into Brian McDermott's (pictured) first team in 2013
Leeds' young prop Brad Singleton is keen to break into the Rhinos first team in the 2013 Super League campaign.
The 20-year-old Cumbrian, who made his debut off the bench against Salford in 2011, has made one substitute appearance in each of the past two seasons.
Singleton spent time with Co-op Championship side Dewsbury Rams and playing regular first-team rugby has increased his appetite to break into Brian McDermott's team.
"I am a young prop and people say props don't really break through until they are 24. But I feel like I am ready now."
However, the youngster knows he is behind a string of internationals in Leeds' squad as the likes of Jamie Peacock and Kyle Leuluai continue to impress following illustrious careers.
"I understand and I know I have to be patient," he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
"I am a young prop and people say props don't really break through until they are 24. But I feel like I am ready now. I'll be up for it next year and it's definitely going to be a big year for me.
"We've got a squad where nearly everybody, if they aren't an international, they are an ex-international. They all want to play, so I know I have to be patient. But I just need to get playing.
"There's four shirts for props, so there's always going to be competition. I can't really set a target for how many games I want to get, all I can do is play."