Richard Agar comments on Nick Scruton signing

Wakefield Wildcats coach Richard Agar has described his side’s acquisition of Bradford prop Nick Scruton as ‘fantastic news’.

The former England international signed a one-year deal at the Rapid Solicitors stadium and Agar said there was no better time to get his hands on the 29-year-old.

“Last year was arguably his best season as a senior first grader,” he said.

Nick Scruton is now a Wakefield player. ©RLPhotos
Nick Scruton is now a Wakefield player. ©RLPhotos

“He’s got some great experience for Leeds and been a leading light for Bradford. He plays in a very up-front manner, he’s aggressive, gets the ball forward well and is a very strong player.

“To get Jarrod [Sammut] and now Nick on board at this time of the season is fantastic news. We wanted to shore up our front row and to get a player of Nick’s quality gives the club and playing staff a huge boost.”

Agar showed some sympathy for the Bulls, who are now in real danger of folding.

“It’s difficult circumstances from Bradford and there’s an understanding from ourselves that we’ve been through all that pain and we know the problems they’re facing and just how difficult it is,” he said.

“We had some truly rough times in the last six months but fortunately for us the clubs got in a much more stable position.”

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