PROP Kyle Amor insists he’s fully committed to Wakefield Trinity Wildcats despite signing a contract that allows Leeds Rhinos the option to re-sign him midway through the campaign.
The Cumbrian spent last season on-loan at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium from Leeds but Wakefield moved fast to pen Amor to a three-year contract in the close season.
Rhinos have the option to take the 24-year-old back to Headingley Carnegie from July onwards if they desire, but it’s something that doesn’t concern Amor going into the new campaign.
“I’m a Wakefield player now,” he said.
“I signed that contract to say I am for the next 3 years, there’s just that clause where Leeds can pull me back any time from July I believe. I signed a deal with Wakefield that I am their player for three years and surely anyone watching me playing understands that I give 100 per cent every time so that’s all I’m focused on.
“If I keep doing that every week the rest is out of my hands, if they pull me back it’s out of my hands.”
The Irish international was one of the stand-out performers in what was a difficult season for all involved with Wakefield last season.
He’s confident better fortunes await in 2012 and he can’t wait to get started against Widnes Vikings tonight.
“We’re looking forward to it,” he enthused.
“We’ve all been training hard now for the last two months and it all comes in to play now so we can’t wait to go to Widnes and play at their place.
“We’ve brought 18 new players in and all of them are quality players so naturally there is a bit more of a buzz about the place.
“Last year was last year and that’s gone now so we’re just looking forward to gelling together as much as we can as a group and as a unit and going to play every round of Super League this year.
“I think from the fans’ point of view that we have got a new licence and a new squad so it’s natural for them to feel excited and so they should be. We all are looking forward to the year coming up.”
Amor is working under his third new coach in as many seasons following the arrival of Richard Agar at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.
It’s not an ideal situation but it’s one the talented prop believes can work to his advantage.
He said: “I think every coach is different, they add their own little bit.
“I’ve been in a position where I’ve had a different coach every year since I’ve been in Super League. Every coach can add something and make you a better player. Rich has good structures and good systems in place and we’re all adhering to that.”
It’s a case of taking things game by game for Amor - starting tonight at the Stobart Stadium - and he believes the calibre of playing within the Wakefield squad bodes well for the season.
“We just know in-house what we need to do and what we’re capable of doing,” he revealed.
“You just know that when you look around the calibre of players we’ve got where we should be going. We just want to keep working and put the negatives right and the positives will keep coming.
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