Last season was certainly one to remember for Jacob Miller after he showcased his exceptional talent in over 30 appearances scoring 13 tries.
The 23-year old cleared up at the end of season awards ceremony, walking away with five out of the six awards on offer.
“I haven’t set any target for myself yet for next season” Miller admitted. “I just want to continue the decent back end of the season I had last year, and the main focus for me is getting the team to win some games.
“I think we have signed really well and tweaked a few things. We are quietly confident and I think things are going well, there’s a really good feeling around the place at the moment.”
It was a tough eight months for Wakefield Wildcats after a positive start to the season beating local rivals Castleford Tigers at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle and then Hull KR the following week at Belle Vue Stadium. They secured Super League status for 2016 after beating Championship side Bradford Bulls in the Million Pound fixture.
Miller continued, “It was really good to get the break, especially after that win against Bradford and securing the Super League spot. You were able to relax a bit more knowing that we are in the Super League. It was also nice to be able to see the family back in Oz, but it is good to be back into the routine of things.”
The squad are now into the fifth week of pre season training, working extremely hard six days a week in preparation for the 2016 season.
“The first few weeks were hard to get back into it, especially six days a week and the early starts was a big shock to the body. Now we are a few weeks in, it is just a routine and everything seems to be back to normal.
“It was great that everyone came back to pre season at the same time which is good. We haven’t had anyone missing and I believe that that has been very important for us, getting everyone in from day one. Brian is doing a great job and all the boys are responding to him well.”
Miller who played in the preferred position as stand-off for most of the 2015 season looks ahead to the Wetherby Whaler Festive Challenge against Leeds Rhinos on Boxing Day.
“I’m really looking forward to it. Pre season is always long, draining and tiring and all you want to do is play, it’s also good to get a nice early game in against Leeds Rhinos too. It gives us a good test and we can see where we are at.
“I don’t see any reason why we couldn’t beat Leeds. We have been training really well and the boys have come together really well. We will definitely be going out there for a win that’s for sure.
“I guess, if we did win against Leeds, it would add that bit of excitement for the boys, and will help us to build for the last few weeks of pre season, it is only a friendly but it will give us a buzz for the last few weeks.”