Preston set to fill in for Prince

RETIRING Gold Coast Titans favourite, Preston Campbell, will wear Scott Prince's vacant No 7 jersey in Saturday night's clash against heavyweights Melbourne Storm at Skilled Park.

Campbell, who has just four matches remaining in Titans colours before he retires at the end of the season, will switch from the interchange bench to halfback for the clash against the competition front runners, with prop Luke Bailey to captain the side in Prince's absence.

Prince will miss the rest of the season after having successful surgery on his broken arm on Sunday.

Titans coach, John Cartwright has named a similar side to that which produced a spirited 20-16 win over Cronulla last weekend, with Campbell's positional switch and the naming of Greg Bird and Clinton Toopi on an extended interchange bench as the only team changes in an 18-man squad.

Assistant coach Steve Murphy said while it was disappointing to lose Prince, the club was fortunate to have a former Dally M Medal winning playmaker in Campbell to step up in his absence.

“He'll leave a hole, like any class player leaves a hole, but we're very fortunate to have a man of Preston Campbell's ability just to step straight into the void there and fill that hole,” Murphy said.

“We're very excited about Preston playing halfback but obviously disappointed for Scott.''


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