Escare: 2016 was disappointing

New Wigan signing Morgan Escare says he is determined to have a successful season at his new club after a disappointing campaign with Catalans.

Escare only made nine appearances for the Dragons in 2016 as he fell down the pecking order.

The fullback said he will show Wigan head coach Shaun Wane the quality that he has.

“I had a disappointing season last year and I really want to come back from that stronger and fitter,” he told Love Rugby League.

“Hopefully the club manager will have confidence in me and trust me to play well in the team.”

Escare arrived from Catalans towards the end of last year along with fellow countryman Romain Navarette, which he admitted has helped a lot.

The 24-year old signed a one-year deal whilst Navarette secured a contract which will keep him with the Warriors until the end of the 2018 season.

“It’s a big thing because it’s given me a landmark that I can latch onto and it’s helped a lot in terms of integrating quicker,” Escare said.

Escare said he has been helped by Wigan teammate and fellow fullback Sam Tomkins, who is currently out injured.

“Sam’s clearly a great player with a great pedigree,” he said.

“To be able to train with him and compete for the shirt is a huge motivation.”

With the World Cup just around the corner, Escare hopes his move to the Super League champions will boost his chances of making the France squad.

“It’s something which is going to play a big role because there’s a World Cup this season,” he said.

“If I can get a starting place then it will hopefully have a knock-on effect in terms of my international ambitions.”

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