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With the Captain's Run out of the way, the returning Jamie Buhrer spoke to the media ahead of the big clash against the Wests Tigers.

"It's been a long 11 weeks for me, sitting on the sidelines watching Captain's Runs," he smiled.

"I'm just itching to get out there and work my tail off to help the team finish the year strong."

Buhrer said the 2017 Voice for Mining Family Day was a massive occassion for the Club, as it provides a great opportunity to convert all of the team's efforts over the last few weeks into a win.

"This game is incredibly important for us to try and distance ourselves from the bottom, so it's great that we'll be playing it at home."

"If we want to win though, we have to show desperation."

While Buhrer only got to play three matches in front of the red and blue faithful before injury struck, he says he was blown away by the level of support on each occasion.

"The first game I played here there was a crowd of 12,000, but it sounded like 20,000," he said.

"And the second time I played it was 16,000, and it sounded like 30,000.

"Unfortunately I didn't play the Roosters game, but the boys said they couldn't hear each other.

"So if we can get 20,000 here tomorrow and we win, it's going to be such a great place to be."

In team news, Tyler Randell and Josh Starling drop from the extended NRL squad. The final 17 will be announced one hour before kick off on Sunday.