PLAYING so many games in a short space of time is new to Jason Clark – but he is excited to give it a try.

The Wire’s gruelling Easter schedule sees them host Salford Red Devils tomorrow, Good Friday, before an Easter Monday trip to face Hull Kingston Rovers.

By factoring in the game against Huddersfield on April 28 also, it means a run of three games in the space of eight days.

Forward Clark is expected to play a big part and with the NRL not having such a packed period at any point, it is another part of his new adventure as his side aim to get Friday’s 38-12 defeat at St Helens out of their system.

“This period of rugby we’re about to play is very new to me, but exciting at the same time,” he said.

“We play a lot in the space of two weeks or so, not just this weekend.

“To go from a Friday to a Monday is pretty unheard of for me.

“It shows you have to be professional as athletes to look after your body, back up and go again Monday.

“We’ve got Chris Baron and Ade Gardner in our high-performance staff as well as the physios and coaches doing plenty of work for us.

“It’s not just the team you see on the field.

“There’s a big machine out the back working towards the same goal.

“As hard as it sounds, a loss can be good. I said that to myself and a few of the boys after Friday.

“You never want to lose. It was a tough one to take but we have to make sure we learn from it.

“We’ve got plenty of football ahead of us and we have to move on.”

Having joined from South Sydney Rabbitohs ahead of this season, Clark has featured in every Super League game so far.

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Jason Clark is yet to miss a game this season for The Wire. Picture by Mike Boden

All but one of his appearances have come from the interchanges, but where he starts the game makes no odds to him.

“Being a player, you always strive to be a starter,” he said.

“The goal is to get a 1-13 spot, but it’s past that for me.

“I’m here to do a job – whether I’m starting or off the bench.

“Whatever Pricey has me do, I’ll do it to the best of my ability. I’m a selfless person and I’ll do what’s best for the team.

“It’s gone so quick. 10 games is almost half-way through an NRL season but we’ve still got a good 20-odd games to go.

“It has gone quick but it has been really enjoyable with a great bunch of blokes.

“I’ve not been surprised by anything, but what I have really enjoyed is the crowd.

“If you score a try and get the chance to walk back along the field and look at our fans singing, clapping and cheering – it is an amazing feeling.

“Without getting too caught up in it, I always try to make sure I acknowledge it. To have that backing of fans and members is amazing to see.”