The Wests Tigers say captain Robbie Farah will be back at training on Friday morning after being given time off by coach Mick Potter ‘to clear his mind’.

The Wests Tigers have confirmed skipper Robbie Farah will return to training on Friday morning ahead of Monday’s home NRL game against Melbourne.

The NSW State of Origin vice-captain was given time off this week by coach Mick Potter.

Farah was a noticeable absentee from Tigers training at Concord Oval on Wednesday when the squad returned from a two-day break following Sunday’s loss to St George Illawarra.

The hooker has made headlines over the past week as pressure continues to mount on Potter.

Farah hit out at Gorden Tallis when the Queensland great revealed details of a private conversation more than a year ago between the pair.

Tallis said on radio that Farah had said Potter was not fit to be a NRL coach.

Farah reacted angrily to the claim and said Potter had the support of the playing group.

A Tigers spokesman said Farah had been given Wednesday’s session off by Potter in an attempt to clear his mind ahead of Monday night’s Storm clash at Campbelltown Stadium.