Matt Diskin backing Bradford Bulls prop Nick Scruton to resurrect career

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nick Scruton is due a run of luck Nick Scruton is due a run of luck

Matt Diskin believes Nick Scruton is ready to put his two-year injury nightmare behind him and reignite his career this coming season.

Bulls prop Scruton endured an injury-stricken campaign during 2012 after being sidelined by a long-term shoulder problem.

It was another cruel blow for the former Leeds man after an operation to repair ligament damage in his wrist forced him to miss the end of the 2011 season.

Yet Diskin, who tasted Super League title success and World Club Challenge glory alongside Scruton at Leeds, reckons his former Heading-ley team-mate is ready to re-establish himself at Odsal.

The 30-year-old Bulls joint-captain said: “Nick’s a really good friend of mine and I’ve known him a long time.

“He’s a talented player and he’s proved that he can do the business in Super League. The problem that Nick has had is that he’s been out of the game really for two years with some bad injuries.

“He’s had nothing but bad luck with breaks here and there and being diagnosed with diabetes. He’s handled that really well and is looking really good in pre-season.

“It’s going to be tough for him, though, and he’s got to find the form again that brought him to Bradford, when he was a big signing at that time.

“He’s capable of it but Nick knows, as we all do, that our backs are against the wall this year. A lot of us have got points to prove.”

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11:25am Wed 26 Dec 12

theviking62 says...

The players attitude last season, under adversity was second to none. They proved beyond doubt that they as a TEAM, can beat anyone. With the additions to date, I can only see us winning more than we loose.

Nick, good luck for the coming season, yourself along with JD, will be a bonus, to coin a much used phrase " like having two new signings "

Remember,

Nils secundus,
submittuntur et supra,
venerit super vos tauros.

Happy New Year, to One and ALL.
The players attitude last season, under adversity was second to none. They proved beyond doubt that they as a TEAM, can beat anyone. With the additions to date, I can only see us winning more than we loose. Nick, good luck for the coming season, yourself along with JD, will be a bonus, to coin a much used phrase " like having two new signings " Remember, Nils secundus, submittuntur et supra, venerit super vos tauros. Happy New Year, to One and ALL. theviking62
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2:37pm Wed 26 Dec 12

fraternise says...

Nicely put Viking and a Happy Healthy and prosperous New Year to you and yours.

Got the gist of the Latin Bit...is it second to none and come on you Bulls...if not it's what we all think, and wish for our club...
Nicely put Viking and a Happy Healthy and prosperous New Year to you and yours. Got the gist of the Latin Bit...is it second to none and come on you Bulls...if not it's what we all think, and wish for our club... fraternise
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3:57pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Shelfrhino says...

Yawn.

Everyone knows Scrote is finished.
Yawn. Everyone knows Scrote is finished. Shelfrhino
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4:32pm Wed 26 Dec 12

fraternise says...

Shelfrhino wrote:
Yawn.

Everyone knows Scrote is finished.
Got news for you> You aint everyone???
[quote][p][bold]Shelfrhino[/bold] wrote: Yawn. Everyone knows Scrote is finished.[/p][/quote]Got news for you> You aint everyone??? fraternise
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7:13pm Wed 26 Dec 12

JAtkinson says...

Shelfrhino wrote:
Yawn.

Everyone knows Scrote is finished.
Yawn! Stick to commenting on Fax / Whinos.

Best of luck to Scrutes!
[quote][p][bold]Shelfrhino[/bold] wrote: Yawn. Everyone knows Scrote is finished.[/p][/quote]Yawn! Stick to commenting on Fax / Whinos. Best of luck to Scrutes! JAtkinson
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