Jon Molloy is hungry for more opportunities to show what he’s capable of after his best Super League season to date.
The back-row forward endured an injury disrupted start to his Trinity career in 2013, playing just a handful of games having recovered from a serious knee injury whilst at Huddersfield Giants.
Molloy again had to suffer some minor injury torment in 2014 but registered a career best 11 appearances in the Wakefield pack and it’s whetted his appetite for more in 2015.
“It’s definitely better than the season before,” declared Molloy. “I’m still not happy with just playing 11, I’d like to play a lot more but it’s definitely an improvement.
“It is frustrating picking up knocks but that’s the sport, you can’t not go 100% in case you pick something up. Sometimes it’s just what happens.
“I feel like I’ve improved but some of the games I’m not happy with and I won’t be happy until I play again next year and hopefully put them right.”
Back-row is an area where the Wildcats have a relative abundance of riches with skipper Danny Kirmond, Ali Lauitiiti, Matt Ryan and the dependable Danny Washbrook a consistent part of the Trinity line-up in recent years.
Add to those players the likes of Molloy, Chris Annakin, Kyle Trout, Jordan Crowther and new addition, Matty Ashurst, then it’s easy to see that the fight for spots in the match day 17 will be as ferocious as ever among the back-row forwards.
Molloy sees that competition for places as a positive rather than a negative and is looking forward to continuing to work with James Webster in pre-season.
“I’m excited,” enthused Molloy.
“It’ll be another pre-season with the boys and we’re a really close bunch so I’m looking forward to it.
“I’ve really enjoyed it since Webbo took over. With my game personally, we do a lot more individual stuff in training and it’s helped me out massively so I’m looking forward to doing pre-season with him.
“When people are in front of you or they’re behind you, you’re close to them. You’re training together in those positions every day and it’s only going to help you become a better player at the end of the day.”
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