Monaghan hopeful of deal being agreed soon

Warrington Wolves captain Joel Monaghan has revealed that he is hopeful to be able to confirm his next move within the next week – after confirming he will be staying in Super League.

Monaghan has been released from his Warrington contract a year early, and is widely expected to take up a deal with Salford in 2016.

And the Wolves captain, speaking ahead of his final appearance for the club on Thursday at St Helens, says he’s keen to remain in England after five years with Warrington.

“I should be sorted very soon. I’ve got a few options and hopefully we’ll know more by this time next week,” he said.

“I’ll finish my career over here, that much I can say. Super League has been very good to me and I’m happy to try a new challenge somewhere else in the division, and it’ll be one I’ll try take with both hands.”

Monaghan also added that he holds no grudges against Warrington for the decision to part company a year earlier than expected.

“With the year we’ve had the club are building for next year, and this year has proven we need more players and more depth.

“Being on the wrong side of 30 someone approached me about moving. If that helps this club succeed then I’m happy to do the right thing for everyone.

“If a few results had gone differently it might have been a different outcome. I could have sulked about it but I saw it as an opportunity to enjoy the last few weeks here and I certainly think I’ve done that. Everything happens for a reason; the last time I was told I was leaving a club it was under different circumstances – it’s time for a change and we’ll see what happens.”