Morrison targets new Wakefield Wildcats deal as Moxon joins Batley Bulldogs

Glenn Morrison
Glenn Morrison

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.