posted on 1 March 2014

Wildcats head coach, Richard Agar is pleased that his squad is finally taking shape.

Richard Agar says training will take a different slant with a raft of new additions but is pleased with the make up of his squad.

Trinity endured a difficult off season with a number of first team regulars departing to service the clubs debts and with Agar only able to begin recruiting for 2014 much later than other teams in the competition.

Add to that the frustrating wait that saw Scott Anderson, Pita Godinet and Matt Ryan arrive just days before the first game of the new campaign and it’s been a disjointed pre-season for the squad.

However, with the additions of Jarrod Sammut and now Nick Scruton, Agar is happy with the make-up of his squad.

“We’ve had an influx of new players (in recent weeks).  We’d have loved to have got them here in pre-season with everyone else but for us now our training’s going to take on a bit of a different slant.

“We’re not going to expect these boys to slot straight in.  We’re probably going to take a couple of steps back and try to revisit some sessions we’d have normally done in pre-season and give our squad a crash course in some of our systems and how we want to play.

“It’s going to take some time to gel and get everybody on the same page but I’m really pleased, given the adversity we faced, to get to the point now with the squad we’ve put together, we think we’ve done a good job to this point.

“For us now it’s getting the team in sync as quickly as we can and set about winning some games.”

Agar spoke only on Thursday about his desire to strengthen his front row options and with injury keeping out both Scott Anderson and Richard Moore against Wigan, the welcome addition of Scruton will bring plenty to the squad.

Agar commented: “Last year was arguably his best season as a senior first grader.  He’s got some great experience for Leeds and been a leading light for Bradford.  He plays in a very up-front manner, he’s aggressive, gets the ball forward well and is a very strong player.

“Added to that, Nick will bring plenty to us off the field as well.  He’s an energiser within the group and a really good team man.  I’m delighted to get him on board.”

You can listen to Agar’s full thoughts on the signing of Scruton on the Wildcats Audioboo channel by clicking HERE.


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