Proctor expecting tough Tiger test
After escaping from Leichhardt Oval with a one-point win, Storm are expecting a tough return bout at AAMI Park this Sunday.
Melbourne host the 13th placed Wests Tigers who will take a hot run of form into the clash, having won three of their past four games.
A Cooper Cronk field goal in golden point was all that separated the two teams back in Round 7, a win which kick started a seven-game winning run for Storm.
Craig Bellamy’s side is expecting another difficult test when the Tigers come to town this weekend.
“It’s is going to be a tough game, we had a close encounter with them last time,” Kevin Proctor said.
“I suppose we can get a little bit of confidence out of the game on the weekend, we were a little bit undermanned but the boys showed a lot of effort in the game but we will need to step it up again this weekend.
“It was lucky we won that game (in Round 7), we played some good footy and they’ve got some dangerous players in their side so if we don’t turn up we will get run over.”
Proctor has played all 13 games this season for Storm, averaging 105 metres and 34 tackles per game.
With 168 games of first grade experience, the 27-year-old has taken on a greater leadership role during the origin period.
“There are a group of us that are coming through in the emerging leaders group,” Proctor said.
“It is a good opportunity for us to lead when the other boys aren’t there and take the reigns a little bit.”
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The Club will also be hosting a fan-day out at Gosch’s Paddock before the game, kicking off from 1.30pm.