Canberra’s ‘Mr Reliable’ ready to step up

He's known as 'Mr Reliable' by his teammates, always there when the Raiders need him.

Michael Oldfield made his NRL debut in 2010 and has played just over 50 games for the Sea Eagles, Roosters, Rabbitohs, Panthers and now Raiders.

When he hits the field, his teammates know he'll get the job done but he still can't seem to maintain a spot in the starting side.

Michael Oldfield

That was until last weekend when he was called to the big stage for the Raiders win over the Dragons.

"It's been a rough time for some of us, trying to stay motivated and train with no end result on the weekend to showcase your worth so it's pleasing to get on the field," Oldfield said.

Oldfield has now been called up for a second time when the side plays the Melbourne Storm I'm Canberra this weekend.

He's replaced Curtis Scott on the wing, who has been dropped out of the side following his past few performances.

Curtis Scott at pre-season training in Canberra

"We're all around him, poor fella he's just lacking confidence at the moment," he admitted.

It's a double-edged sword for the 29-year-old though. If Scott returns to top form, Oldfield may again be shifted to the bench.

"There's no doubt within anyone about what he can bring to the club but there's no doubt he's going to turn it around and play good footy for us."

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