Once touted as the heir to Nathan Friend’s No.9 jumper, the lack of opportunities for Lawton in first grade this season has been puzzling, considering his impressive form with feeder club Tweed Heads in the Queensland Cup.
The 22-year-old said the Titans were yet to offer him anything for next season and he had been given no explanation why he has fallen out of favour.
“I haven’t heard anything from them, so I am looking elsewhere because I am thinking that nothing is there for me at the Titans,” said Lawton, who has attracted interest from a couple of rival NRL clubs.
“Hopefully I can go somewhere and get an opportunity because I think I am ready now.
“You never know they could offer me something, but it looks like I will be headed elsewhere at the moment.”
Despite Friend being sidelined with a shoulder injury, Lawton has been sighted just once in first grade this year — off the bench against the Warriors in Round 9 — overlooked in favour of Riley Brown and Matt Srama.
Rubbing salt into the wounds, the Titans have also signed back-up Souths hooker Beau Falloon for next season in a further sign Lawton is almost certain to be cut loose.