Proctor eager to see good times at Titans

Kevin Proctor, who scored in the Gold Coast's NRL win, senses something is building at the club.
Kevin Proctor, who scored in the Gold Coast's NRL win, senses something is building at the club.

Off-contract Gold Coast captain Kevin Proctor would love to be a part of what he feels are good times at the NRL club.

The New Zealand international's four seasons at the Titans haven't featured too much joy on or off the field.

Stripped of the captaincy after a cocaine drama while on international duty in 2017, Proctor has witnessed two coaches get sacked and finished 15th, 14th and 16th in his three full campaigns with the club.

Now as his deal nears and end, he can see a bright future for the club under Justin Holbrook.

Sunday's 30-10 victory over North Queensland was a small step in that path, lifting the Titans above both of their Queensland rivals on the NRL ladder in the back half of a season for the first time since 2012.

If Proctor wants to seal a new deal to enjoy the rise, more performances like his against the Cowboys couldn't hurt his case.

The 31-year-old scored a try and had a hand in two others, including a brilliant play early in the second half where he flew past the dead ball line to bat back the ball, allowing Brian Kelly to score.

"Obviously, I'd like to stay here but it is what it is, I know it's all business at the end of the day," Proctor said.

"I just like where the Titans are going and where we're headed at the moment.

"Being here when the time's weren't good, I'd like to be there when the times are good."

It seems Proctor's form has certainly left an impression on Holbrook, who praised the ex-Melbourne Storm player's leadership and performance.

"He's been great since he's come back in to the side a couple of weeks ago, really lifted us and he's just, as we saw today, competing on everything," Holbrook said.

"To keep that ball back in play with a kick for Brian Kelly's try, just typifies what KP was willing to do today to get the win. I'm happy for him."

Australian Associated Press