Hull FC legend Kirk Yeaman has been re-registered and is in contention to play at the Magic Weekend.
The 34-year-old was approached by Lee Radford post-Featherstone, and will likely line up for the Black and Whites once again after initially retiring in 2016.
“Radders gave me the nod and told me that I might be needed in the coming weeks with the injuries we picked up,” Yeaman told the clubs official website.
“I’ve had my head down training hard since I found out I could be needed and I’m ready to go.
“I’ll find out tomorrow for certain if I’m going to be playing this weekend, but there’s no better game to make your comeback in than the derby game. For me personally, the match means a lot to me and I love being involved with them.”
Yeaman is the Hull Derby’s all-time record try-scorer, but he hasn’t played in 20-months, something he is cautious of depsite keeping himself in good shape as part of the coaching staff.
“It’s a tough sport and I’d be stupid to think coming back after 20 months out was going to be easy,” Yeaman continued.
“I know what I’m up against but I can’t stress how excited I am to get back out there and get the boots back on once again.
“I’ve kept myself in shape and I’ve always thought at the back of my mind that there could be another chance like this after staying on as part of the coaching staff. I retired when I’d just turned 33 so I was still reasonably young.
“This club means a lot to me. I’ve been here since I was 14 years old, and I’ve always had a great relationship with everyone here. So if I can put my name forward to step-in with all the injuries we’re struggling with at the moment, then it’s an honour to do so.”