Super League: Wakefield Wildcats sign prop forward Nick Scruton from Bradford Bulls
Wakefield have signed experienced prop forward Nick Scruton from crisis-torn Bradford Bulls for a nominal fee.
Last Updated: 01/03/14 4:53pm
The former Leeds forward became a firm favourite at Odsal after his move from Leeds in 2009 but he has now decided to move on after Bradford were docked six points by the Rugby Football League for going into administration earlier this week.
Scuton has joined the Wildcats for a nominal fee on a one-year deal and the 29-year-old follows in the footsteps of former Bulls team-mate Jarrod Sammut, who completed his switch to the Wildcats last month.
"I'm just looking forward to getting out there and training myself now and get on with the next chapter of my career," Scruton said.
"A lot of the (Bradford) fans won't believe it but yesterday (Friday) was one of the worst days of my life, it genuinely was.
"I've had six years and they've not all been good years, we've had ups and downs but I have loved every minute of my time at Bradford Bulls and it was a sad day yesterday for me to decide that the best decision for me and my family was to leave and come to Wakefield.
"That's the decision I've made and now I'm just looking forward to getting on with it."
Bradford chief executive Robbie Hunter-Paul admitted his frustration at the deal.
"It is obviously hugely disappointing to lose a player to a rival club and this is definitely not a wish of Bradford Bulls. This is the nature of the situation we find ourselves in," he said.