Titans hooker Daniel Mortimer has not yet given up hope of getting back on the field in 2016 nor of continuing his NRL career on the Gold Coast.

Mortimer has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since Round 8 and has thus been unable to press his claims for a new contract with the Titans.

There has been speculation in recent weeks linking Mortimer with a move to the Wests Tigers or possibly England but the 27-year-old is determined to continue his career in the NRL for the time being.

"The frustrating thing was that being off contract, it's the worst time to get an injury. I felt like I started the year really well this year so that was the most frustrating thing, not being able to control going into negotiations and stuff," Mortimer said.

"Not playing is not a great way to start negotiations but that is all out of my control."

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