Head stalls return, Barrett scotches rumours

St George Illawarra halfback Mathew Head's recovery from a knee injury has been set back three weeks.

The talented playmaker underwent an arthroscope last week on the knee, which forced him to miss most of the 2005 season. Head is likely to miss the Dragon's Charity Shield hit-out against South Sydney on February 18.

Meanwhile Dragon's captain Trent Barrett says he has not held talks with any English Super League clubs about his future despite reports recently that had linked him with Maurice Lindsay at Wigan. In the reports, Barrett was said to be contemplating a big money move to the UK by enacting a get-out clause in his contract with the Dragons at the end of this season.