Jamie Foster desperate for St Helens return

Jamie Foster

On-loan Hull FC winger Jamie Foster has made it clear he is desperate to re-establish himself in the first team at parent club St Helens.

The 22-year-old told BBC Radio Merseyside he wants to show Saints fans he has a different mind-set.

"I've worked hard behind the scenes, quietened things down and kind of screwed my head on," he said.

"I want to be involved in St Helens' big games towards the end of the year, that's been keeping me going."

Foster scored 402 points in 32 games during the 2011 season but struggled in the early part of 2012, making only five appearances before being loaned out to Hull.

But he has impressed since making his Black and Whites debut in the derby against Hull KR, in which he kicked six goals in Hull's away win.

Foster landed seven more as Hull beat Salford, but his loan is scheduled to end after the match against Catalan Dragons on Sunday.

"I'm playing a few games and my form's been pretty decent, it's picked my confidence up and hopefully looking at the bigger picture it leads to me coming back to Saints in a couple of weeks time," he said.

"Saints is the only club I want to play for in Super League. Coming off the back of the [Saints] game against Bradford, when I think I had a pretty bad game, I've just got a different mindset - I'm a lot thicker-skinned, I feel like I've improved big parts of my game and hopefully I can get back in the Saints team and showcase that to the fans.

"If [the loan] were to go on any longer than the Catalans game [Saints coach] Mike Rush was talking about a week to week thing, when they can bring me back.

"Catalans will be a big test but at the back of my mind I'll be thinking 'Hang on a minute, I could be doing Saints a big favour here' - that's where my heart is, and while I'll be playing for Hull a big part is doing Saints a favour."

With two Grand Final appearances already to his name, Foster is still hoping to be involved in Saints' end of season play-off campaign.

"That's the thing that's keeping me going. People take adversity in their careers, look at Ady Gardner a couple of years ago, he was getting left out but to watch him and the way he trained and conditioned himself, it was fantastic. It's do-able and I'm looking forward to the challenge," he said.

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