HE has had a long career, but Jason Clark is set to break new personal ground if he features against London Broncos on Saturday.

While playing on artificial pitches is nothing new for many of the Wire squad, it will be the first time Clark has lined up for a first-grade game on anything other than grass.

The harshness of the surface will be something the 30-year-old will have to factor into his preparation, however.

“I’ve heard the pitch is a bit hard on the knees and the body,” he said.

“Matty Davis has told us about it as he obviously has a lot of experience of playing on it with London.

“I don’t know too much about it but it’s something I know I have to prepare for, especially with my knees.

“It will be a good experience as I’ve never played a first-grade game on an artificial surface.

“I’ve had a couple of training sessions on it when we’ve been snowed in during pre-season but this will be a new one for me.”

The unique surroundings of Trailfinders Sports Club have proved testing for several teams this season.

Runaway Super League leaders St Helens suffered one of their two defeats this season there while defending champions Wigan have also come unstuck in the capital.

With The Wire desperate to get back on track following Friday’s defeat to Saints, Clark knows the competition’s bottom side cannot be underestimated.

Despite their hopes of snatching the League Leaders’ Shield being all but over, the former South Sydney Rabbitohs forward still feels Wolves are well-placed.

“There’s no easy games in this competition,” he said.

“London will be coming out wanting to win on their own turf so we know we have a hard game ahead of us.

“We still feel like we’re in a great position. We’ve had some boys who have been in and out that we’ve had to juggle around.

“We’ve still got Luther Burrell to come into the team as well and he’s been putting his best foot forward in training.

“As much as it’s competition between the team and it’s a headache for the coach, it’s good for the team as everyone is under pressure.”