JORDAN Murphy is expected to add polish to Hamilton Kangaroos after overcoming glandular fever and building form in the reserves.
Murphy’s eight-game stint in the seconds was rewarded with a recall to the Kangaroos’ senior side to face Portland at Melville Oval on Saturday.
Kangaroos coach Matt Dunn said Murphy – a seniors regular in recent seasons – had been on selectors’ radars for the past month.
“He had glandular fever in the pre-season which set his pre-season back a bit,” he said.
“He started the year (in the seniors) but was a bit underdone.”
Dunn said Murphy’s biggest asset was his skills.
He will play across half-back or on a wing.