I owe the Wildcats, claims Chris Riley

Chris Riley insists it was an easy decision to re-join Wakefield on loan, after his deal with the Wildcats was extended for the foreseeable future last week.

After falling down the pecking order at parent club Warrington, Riley believes it was a simple decision to get some loan football under his belt. He feels like he owes the Wildcats, after they were quick to snap him up on a short-term deal.

“It’s a fantastic club, and it was an easy decision to come here in the first place,” Riley claimed.

Chris Riley in action for Warrington. ©RLPhotos
Chris Riley in action for Warrington. ©RLPhotos

“I’ve really enjoyed it, and to know that Wakefield wanted me to come back was a nice feeling. I feel like I owe Wakefield, and hopefully I can do a good job for them.”

After Gene Ormsby cemented a place in the Wolves line-up at the beginning of the season, Riley has found opportunities at his hometown club difficult to come by, which he admits still hurts. However, he is determined to force his way back into the setup under Tony Smith, by impressing at the Wildcats.

“I was struggling to get into the Warrington side this year, and I don’t think I’ve been too great in terms of form. It hurts, but I’m using that hurt to drive me forward and do well for Wakefield.

“At the moment I’m not even thinking about going back to Warrington – I just want to play well for Wakefield and prove my ability. I’m enjoying being here, and I’m looking forward to helping the club move forward over the coming weeks.

“I’d like to go back to Warrington and force my way back into their squad; I’m a Warrington lad and it’s my hometown club. But I just love playing Rugby League, and if it means I have to move on then that’s what I’ll have to do. All I’m focusing on is getting a few good results with Wakefield, and then we’ll see what happens from then.”

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