Wood back with Wildcats
Former Giant eyes first team run
Last Updated: 18/10/11 2:52pm
Kyle Wood: Signs contract with Wakefield and looking for first team action
Kyle Wood has returned to the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on a two-year deal while the club have released Tommy Lee from his contract with the club.
The 22-year-old first joined the club as a 17-year-old and had a stint with Doncaster before joining Sheffield and Huddersfield.
Wood found opportunities to impress at the Giants hard to come by with the form of Kevin Brown, Luke Robinson and former Wildcat Danny Brough, but he continued his rugby league education on loan with Castleford Tigers and Batley Bulldogs.
Now he has the chance to return to the Rapid Solicitors Stadium and make his mark at Super League level under the guidance of new Head Coach Richard Agar.
Wood said he is relishing the opportunity to be part of the exciting new era at the Wildcats.
"At Huddersfield they've got a lot of good international half-backs and it's a matter of coming here and trying to get some more game time and a regular first team place as long as I work and train hard," said Wood.
"Rich (Agar) seems to give young lads a try, gets them out on the field and gives them an opportunity. You only get better with game time.
"I've played a couple of games here and there but I've found that you get better when you can play consecutive games.
"That's what I've got to aim for. I want to have a good pre-season and hopefully Rich will pick me.
"I know we're going to have a good squad next year and we can hopefully kick-on towards the play-offs."
Agar says he is looking forward to helping the talented youngster reach his potential.
"Kyle is a player who has been learning his craft from some very talented half-backs at the Giants and he now has the opportunity to use that experience to try and establish himself in Super League," commented Agar.
"He has also had the chance to get some regular game time in the Championship and like all the players that we have signed for next year, he joins up with a real hunger to be successful for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
"He's another piece in the puzzle for next season and I'm excited at what he can bring to the squad."
Meanwhile Lee has been released by the Wildcats having made 25 Super League appearances for the club in 2011, scoring six tries in the process.