New-and-improved Fox targets victory over former club Hull KR in his second Wakefield Wildcats home debut

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WING wizard Peter Fox says Wakefield Trinity Wildcats fans can expect to see a "more well-rounded" player when he runs out at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium against former club Hull KR on Sunday.

The 27-year-old left a season-long spell at Belle Vue in 2007 for an enjoyable four-year stint at New Craven Park, which brought six caps for England.

The former Leeds Rhinos man returned as one of 18 new arrivals at Wakefield over the close season and marked his Super League return with two tries in the victory at Widnes Vikings.

He insists that's just the start of what he has to offer Wildcats this season and believes his time with the Robins has made him a better player.

I had a great four years there and it was a big part of my career," said Fox.

"It probably made me the player I am today and I've developed since I was last at Wakefield. It's really good to be back here at Wakey and it's going to be good to play this weekend.

"I'm a more rounded player now, obviously I've got experience on my side. I loved it when I was here four years ago and it hasn't changed as regards to a family atmosphere and the welcoming part of it, that's what I loved about it when I was here last time.

"I'm really happy at the moment and hopefully we can get a few wins this year, I'm looking forward to it."

Fox, whose try-scoring ratio in his last spell with Wakefield was one every other game, has been enjoying banter with his former Rovers team-mates in the build-up to the clash.

And he's expecting a tough encounter against a side he predicts will enjoy an improvement on last season's fortunes.

"I still keep in touch with them all," commented Fox.

"They're a good set of lads and I'm sure they'll be giving me a bit of abuse on the field but it's part and parcel of it all.

"I think they've strengthened, they've got quite a big forward pack now and quite a few signings in there so I'm sure they'll be more of a challenge than they were in previous years. We've got to be on our guard.”

A pleasing start at Widnes will given Wakefield a boost going into Sunday's clash and Fox says Wildcats need to back that performance up with more of the same.

He said: "It was a good start. Widnes were a good side, they threw a lot at us early doors and we managed to bounce back and have a really strong finish so we can definitely take that into this weekend."

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