Wildcats snap up Jon Molloy

  • Last Updated: April 17 2013, 13:54 BST

Wakefield Wildcats have signed former Huddersfield second-rower Jon Molloy on a contract that will see him at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium until the end of the 2014 campaign.

Richard Agar: Had tried to sign Molloy before
Richard Agar: Had tried to sign Molloy before

The 22-year old progressed through the Wigan Warriors youth set-up before switching to West Yorkshire in 2010 where he went on to feature in the Giants first team for two years.

The back-row forward made five appearances at the John Smith's Stadium where he faced stiff competition from the likes of Luke O'Donnell, Brett Ferres and Jason Chan and is now set to make his Wildcats debut in Saturday's Challenge Cup tie at Hemel Stags.

"I am over the moon. It's good to get my life on track, push on and get some games under my belt," said Molly.

"Rich (Agar) got in contact and said he'd seen me play a couple of times and he liked me and he wanted me previously, and I've actually almost come here before and I've always thought about coming here.

"I've not played in a while with my injury but I'll let my talking be done on the field and see what happens.

"I can't wait (for Saturday) and I'm very excited because it's been the longest period off I've ever had so I can't wait for it."

Wildcats head coach Agar added: "He's a player we've had our eye on for some time and monitored. I tried to sign him before for my previous club and we had a play for him last year but Huddersfield were reluctant to part company with him.

"Circumstances have changed and we've got him down. He's been training with us and we're really happy with his condition. He is a player that given time will develop into a regular first grade Super League player.

"He will play this weekend. I'm not sure whether he will start or not but he will certainly be in the 17."

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