Miller grateful for Wakefield opportunity

Jacob Miller believes Wakefield have helped rejuvenate his career.

The Australian halfback has been in superb form this season, after struggling to impress in his early years in England.

Miller arrived at Hull FC as a 20-year-old from Wests Tigers, and although showing signs of promise, he failed to realise his potential and was subsequently released from his contract after falling down the pecking order behind Leon Pryce and Marc Sneyd.

After signing for Wakefield, Miller’s form gradually improved in 2015 before showing his true capabilities this season alongside halfback partner Liam Finn.

And Miller believes that the Wildcats came in for him at just the right time.

“My time at Hull wasn’t very good,” he said.

“It probably didn’t work out the way we both planned, but since I’ve come to Wakefield I feel like I’ve just felt (more) comfortable. The environment here probably suited me and what I needed at the time, I’ve enjoyed my time here and hopefully that can continue.

“I was pretty young when I came over. It was a bit harder than I first thought it would be, the third year was a lot more settled and I knew I had to do a bit more, I was just happy that I got the chance to show what I couldn’t do at Hull.

“The boys really welcomed me when I came here. I knew that I had to perform after my time at Hull and thankfully I did that.”

Miller was speaking ahead of Friday’s rescheduled clash with Castleford, as the§ two teams clash in the third and final derby of the season.

“Cas are a good team and they’ve really hit some form since the start of the Super 8s, even though they lost to Warrington in the last couple of seconds, it’s going to be a really tough test and we’ll have to be at our best to match them.

“I’m sure it’s a game both teams mark on the calendar and see when it is. It’s definitely a game both teams look forward to.”