Prop forward Nick Scruton has signed a new two-year deal with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
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 at Trinity.
Scruton said: “I’m really happy. 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] 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.”
Wildcats head coach James Webster added: “It’s tremendous 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.”
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