After an ACL injury ruled him out of a potential breakout year last year, Cam Rayner is looking to make 2022 his own.

The 22-year-old has put on plenty of size throughout his rehabilitation and has worked tirelessly on his aerobic base in preparation for a potential stint in the midfield.

Head Coach Chris Fagan said Rayner was even trying to convince him he was right to go for the finals series last year.

“Cam was coming up to me in the finals last year trying to convince me he could play,” Fagan said.

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Catching up With Chris Fagan

Senior Coach Chris Fagan chats about the how the pre-season is going and gives an insight to how Rayner, McInerney and Answerth are tracking.

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“That was never going to happen, but he’s joined in training pretty much from the word go this pre-season.”

Fagan also commended Rayner on the energy he brings to the group.

“He’s super fit and he’s very enthusiastic and we’re excited about the energy he brings to the team.”

“He’s back into contested work now. He’s such a tough competitor and never takes a backwards step. He’ll play a really important role for the team this year and is on good track.”