Players often change clubs for varying circumstances and for Bradford Bulls prop Nick Scruton, where there is opportunity, he will go there – with the prop forward signing a 1-year deal with the Wakefield Wildcats.
Expected to make his club debut as early as this week in the clash against Castleford, Scruton enjoyed success as a player both at the Bulls and at the Leeds Rhinos – he was an academy player of theirs – the prop is looking forward to the challenge of the new move.
â€œItâ€™s sunk in a bit more today now Iâ€™ve been down to the ground and seen the boys train,â€ said Scruton.
â€œIâ€™m just looking forward to getting out there and training myself now and get on with the next chapter of my career.”
Leaving the Bulls was a tough decision for Scruton and he was quick to thank the fans of the club for their continued support over the years but as a new chapter arises, he looks forward to his time ahead at Wakefield.
“A lot of the (Bradford) fans wonâ€™t believe it but yesterday was one of the worst days of my life, it genuinely was,” said Scruton.
“Iâ€™ve had six years and theyâ€™ve not all been good years, weâ€™ve had ups and downs but I have loved every minute of my time at Bradford Bulls and it was a sad day yesterday for me to decide that the best decision for me and my family was to leave and come to Wakefield. Thatâ€™s the decision Iâ€™ve made and now Iâ€™m just looking forward to getting on with it.
â€œItâ€™s pretty easy being a rugby player, we just get out there and do our job. We canâ€™t control many things apart from the rugby side so thatâ€™s what I want to do now and get out there and play well for Wakefield Wildcats.â€
Whilst the Wildcats have not had the best start to the season, Scruton is confident that his new club can turn it around and avoid relegation.
â€œI donâ€™t think it was a cracking game for anybody that day and I donâ€™t think it did Wakefield justice. Iâ€™m looking forward to getting stuck in with the lads and there is a lot of quality here. Once we hit our straps we can drag ourselves away from the relegation scrap and claw our way up the table.
â€œLast pre-season was one of the first pre-seasons Iâ€™ve had in about four years with injuries and niggles. Iâ€™ve had another pre-season this year so Iâ€™m looking to go one better. Last year was a good year but I know I can play better and Iâ€™m glad thatâ€™s Wakefield so Iâ€™m hoping theyâ€™ll see my best year yet.â€