There may have been several departures from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats this week but hooker Matty Wildie has commited to a one-year deal at the club.
The 23 year-old admitted that securing a new deal at the club is “a relief” but the one-year contract is a welcome distraction for Trinity fans who have seen Ben Cockayne, Justin Poore and Vince Mellars all leave the club in the last seven days (turn to page 103).
Wildie however, is determined to take the opportunity after his future at the club remained uncertain for most of last season.
He said: “I am happy to get it sorted and I am now looking forward to pre-season and the new season.
“I am aiming to get more game time and become a more consistent player.
“It was difficult to get into the team when Paul [Aiton] was playing so well but Richard Agar said I had done well when I came in and he was pleased to keep me at the club.
“It is up to me to prove to him that he made the right decision. I am pleased with how training is going and my physical condition at the moment.”
Wildie added: “Players leaving means there are opportunities for others to come in and we have got to take it with both hands.
“Next season is going to be a really important one for the club because of the potential of relegation.
“But the players are remaining positive and we are putting all the bad news behind us.
“We are not focused on what is happening off the field. Things will take care of themselves. The squad is a tight group and training is going well so we are staying positive.”