Scruton extends Wildcats stay
Prop Nick Scruton has signed a new two-year deal to remain at the Wildcats until the end of 2016.
The 29-year-old signed from Bradford Bulls in March on a one-year deal and has agreed to extend his stay after 16 Super League outings in the red, white and blue in which he has racked up over 1,300 metres and crossed for two tries.
Scruton has 189 Super League appearances to his name after spells with the Bulls and Leeds Rhinos where he was a Grand Final and World Club Challenge winner.
The former England international is aiming to show some of his best form in Wildcats colours and be part of the top eight in 2015.
“I’m really happy,” said Scruton after signing his new deal. “From the moment I got here I knew it was a club that I wanted to spend the next couple of years at as long as everything was going well on the field and everything has. I’m chuffed to bits to have another two years and hopefully we can move forward as a team and start being considered play-off candidates instead of relegation battlers.
“The top eight over the next couple of years is a big incentive, it’s where everyone wants to be. With the players we’ve got and this run we’ve been on it’s completely within our grasp and it’s something that everyone is working towards.
“I didn’t think it (the transfer from Bradford) would have affected my game as much as it did but those first few weeks I was garbage and some of the fans didn’t hesitate in telling me. I’ve not had that for a long time so I’m just glad I’m starting to show people what I’m capable of and why Wakefield signed me, and I’ve been rewarded with a two-year deal. As a prop forward at my age, hopefully I’ll be playing my best rugby for Wakefield Wildcats.”
Head coach James Webster was pleased to secure the services of Scruton as he looks to build a squad for 2015.
He said: “It’s great news that Nick has extended his stay here at the club. Nick has been tremendous for us both on and off the field, adds a lot of experience and is a very influential player for us in the middle of the park.
“He was somebody that I wanted to tie down as soon as possible and for a player of Nick’s stature to commit to Wakefield is a fantastic boost for where we want to go.”