Moore keen to impress
On-loan Saints hooker keen to impress for Huddersfield
By Paul Higham. Last Updated: February 19, 2009 9:56am
Moore: No divided loyalties
Scott Moore insists he will not be holding back when he faces his St Helens team-mates for loan club Huddersfield on Sunday.
"The plan is that Keiron goes and I come back but nothing is for granted in this game, especially if he has a season like he did last year."
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Moore is spending the season on loan with the Giants but remains a Saints player, and he will face his Knowsley Road team-mates for the second time on Sunday.
The 21-year-old hooker played against St Helens last year when on loan at Castleford, and he hopes for a better result than the 68-12 thrashing the Tigers took last July.
Moore made his Saints debut as a 16-year-old back in 2004, and although he remains committed to a future with Mick Potter's side, he will be giving his all to Huddersfield this season.
That includes this coming Sunday, when he hopes to impress his parent club with a solid performance at the Galpharm Stadium.
"I've got a lot of friends there and I keep in touch with Sean Long and a few of the other boys," he said. "I'm looking forward to playing against them.
"I only played against them once last year and we got turned over. We spent most of the game under the posts so it wasn't too memorable."
Moore hopes to one day take over from St Helens legend Keiron Cunningham, who is expected to retire at the end of this season, but is not taking anything for granted.
"The plan is that Keiron goes and I come back but nothing is for granted in this game, especially if he has a season like he did last year," Moore added.
"I'm not looking to the future just yet. I just want to play well for (coach) Nathan (Brown) and have a good season and see what comes of it."
Moore has already made an impression with the Giants when starring in their opening victory against the Catalans Dragons in Perpignan.
"We couldn't have had much better preparation, although there are still lots of areas where we can improve," said Moore.
"We've had a good pre-season and we were quietly confident that we could go there and do a job.
"We've got to knuckle down now and do a job against Saints on Sunday."