VANCOUVER -- Let the Travis Lulay show begin.
The red-headed quarterback will get his first start as a B.C. Lion Friday in place of the injured Casey Printers, who will dress as the third string pivot behind Jarious Jackson.
"It's unfortunate for Casey that he's banged up but that's the nature of the business obviously," said Lulay. "I've been preparing myself mentally to be ready whenever I got the call. It's this week so it's time to go."
The Montana State alum's last start came in 2007 in NFL Europa but having been with the Lions since 2009, Lulay knows what he has to bring to the table against the Toronto Argonauts.
"I just need to be disciplined in what I do and just continue to build on what I've done and my knowledge of the offence," he said. "It's really just a matter of executing all the little stuff and being sharp from that standpoint."
Lulay's longest appearance so far this season came in Week 2 against Saskat-chewan when he played the entire second half, completing nine of 15 passes for 197 yards and one touchdown.
The 26-year-old took the majority of the snaps this week at practice while Printers, who had an MRI Tuesday, did not participate in any of the reps Wednesday. Printers says the inflammation on his right knee has to go down first.
"It's just a lot of swelling that's going on right now and the best thing is to sit down and let everything heal and I'll see where it goes from there," Printers said, adding that he's confident in Lulay stepping in and helping the Lions snap their two-game losing streak.
"He's definitely ready, he should go out and perform well and we should hopefully get this W."