SCOTT MOORE is relishing the chance to get going for real in Wakefield Trinity colours after the stop-start opening to his Trinity career.
The former England hooker arrived on loan from Castleford Tigers in July until the end of the season, but had played only two matches when he ruptured a bicep during a freak training ground accident.
Moore required surgery and was ruled out for three months – apparently all but ending his stint at Belle Vue – but then, remarkably, made himself available in half that time for the club’s crucial Million Pound Game against Bradford Bulls.
The heroic ex-St Helens rake duly scored the decisive try that clinched Wakefield’s Super League safety – and head coach Brian Smith last month tied him down on a permanent deal with a two-year contract.
Moore admitted: “I came on loan to play and then two games in I was told I’d be out for 12 weeks which was a nightmare.
“But that’s’ the kind of sport we’re in so just have to shrug that off and get on with it.
“I was a bit stupid coming back after six but it turned out alright in the end. At the time it was just a bit frustrating.
“We’re well into pre-season now and I’m looking forward to the new campaign.
“I just want to knuckle down, stay injury-free and once the games start coming around find a bit of form again really.”
Moore hopes Wakefield will not endure any of the misery of last season when they won just three game of 23 regular rounds.
“We’ve made some good signings, we just want to play some decent footy and end up middle table and avoid what we did last season,” he added. “Anything above that would be a bonus.
“Everyone can sit here and say they want to play in the Grand Final but going from bottom to top is not feasible I don’t think.
“We just want to play consistently and see where we end up and just enjoy playing again as I don’t think anyone enjoyed it last season towards the back end.
“It was super stressful and everyone was struggling a bit.”