WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats youth coach Mark Moxon has been appointed assistant to former Wildcats boss John Kear at Batley Bulldogs.
Moxon, who worked with Trinity’s under-15s and scholarship scheme, has been reunited with Kear, with whom he first worked at the merged Huddersfield-Sheffield outfit in 1999.
Scrum-half Moxon played 120 games at Hunslet Hawks before moving to Wakefield as a coach.
The appointment appears to end Kear’s interest in taking Wildcats skipper Glenn Morrison to Batley as a player-coach.
Morrison, whose Wildcats contract is due to end next month, revealed to the Wakefield Express last week that he had been offered a role at Mount Pleasant but was hopeful that he could extend his Super League career for at least another year.
And Morrison sounded optimistic that he could thrash out a renewed deal at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium when he spoke to the Wakefield Express again today, Thursday.
He said: “I am in final discussions [with Wakefield] at the moment and hopefully things will be sorted out by the weekend.
“It is just a matter of looking at the details of what my role will be and what’s best for the club.”
Read tomorrow’s Wakefield Express for more news from the Wakefield Wildcats.