Cronulla ace Valentine Holmes hasn't given up on wearing the NRL club's No.1 jersey long-term.
After starting the season in his preferred position at fullback, the Queensland and Kangaroos star was shifted back to the right wing by coach Shane Flanagan and will again line up there for Saturday's NRL clash against the Gold Coast.
Holmes says he's not disappointed with the move despite offseason arrival Josh Dugan seemingly cementing himself in the fullback role.
"There's no promises in NRL or any sport unless you're Johnathan Thurston or someone like that," he said on Wednesday.
"Obviously I'd love to play full-back but I'm just grateful I'm playing,"
The 22-year-old said although his focus was the team and learning from more experienced players, he was also eyeing the record books.
"I want to run hard and do what's best for the team - and obviously try and keep winning more games and try and play finals footy. That's my main goal," he said.
"(But) the club try record is 19. I've equalled that so I want to try and get above it if I can."
Holmes, who rated last week's 26-22 win over Penrith as the Shark's best for the season, said he expects the match against the Titans to be tight and physical.
It's always a tough game against the Titans up on the Gold Coast, they play the whole 80 minutes and that's the way we like to play as well," he said.
"So it's definitely going to be a close one, a tough one and a very grindy one."
The Queenslander said victory will come down to the Sharks dominating the Titan's "flashy halves who can ball play".
"They've got some good and big middles up there who create some good ball speed for their halves," he said.
"So it's definitely going to be won in the middle ruck. We'll need Andrew Fifita, Ava (Seumanufagai) and Matt Prior, all those boys, contesting with their's. Whoever wins that contest will win the game."