“I KNOW there are people who don’t think I do a lot on the field.”

Jason Clark knows he will never be a forward who scatters bodies and scores tries with the ball and makes big hits without it.

His strengths lie in things that often go unseen – quick play-the-balls, strong marker play and the sheer volume of his defensive work.

It is a trait he shares with the likes of Matt Davis and youngster Ellis Robson, who are players in a similar mould to the former South Sydney Rabbitoh.

While it may not mark him as an obvious stand-out, he knows how much his teammates and coaches appreciate the work he does

“I know there’s people who don’t think I do a lot on the field and don’t like the way I play,” he admitted.

“What I would say is that it’s the things that often go unnoticed that really help the team.

“For me to share that with the likes of Ellis Robson and Matty Davis is something I’m proud of.

“Ellis Robson is a great young kid. He’s a grafter and he works hard which is a title I’ve got myself I think.

“It may not be scoring tries or things like that but I’m happy to add things like that to the team.”

Clark will take his place in a pack that has two new additions thus far in the shape of England Knights international props Robbie Mulhern and Rob Butler.

Mulhern joins from Hull Kingston Rovers while Butler makes the step up from the Championship after impressing in his only previous stint in Super League with London Broncos in 2019.

With their additions to what was already there, plus the further development of players such as Robson, Eribe Doro and Ellis Longstaff, how does the 31-year-old think The Wire’s pack options stack up to rivals such as defending champions St Helens and Grand Final runners-up Wigan Warriors?

“They are the benchmark teams,” he said.

“We’ve got Chris (Hill) and Mike (Cooper) who set a great standard for the young middles we have.

“The two Robs (Mulhern and Butler) we’ve added have both got a great frame on them and they are still young fellas.

“They could really bolster our pack and it makes it quite hard for the coach decision-wise in terms of what he wants to do with the team I feel.

"The young guys a great bunch of blokes and I’m looking forward to seeing them grow further.

“If I can teach them anything from what I’ve experienced along the way, I’m happy to do that as well.

“Being an older player in the team now, I’d like to think there’s plenty of experience I could share.”