Morgan Smith on why he swapped Featherstone for Wakefield

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Morgan Smith says being in a full-time environment again was too good of an opportunity to turn down after signing a two-year deal with Super League side Wakefield.

The 24-year-old is back in Super League with Trinity after spending the past three seasons in the Championship with London Broncos, York and most recently Featherstone.

Smith, who came through the ranks at Warrington, scored 22 tries in 30 appearances for Featherstone last season.

He said: “I’m delighted to be joining Wakefield and to be back in a full-time environment.

“With the group we are building here at the club, I think we can do a really good job next season; and get in those play-off positions come the back end of the season.

“I’ve been away from Super League over the past couple of seasons. I was at Featherstone last season and had a stint at York the season before. I’m now just looking forward to getting back to full-time and kicking on.

“I want to cement that half-back spot next season, keep learning; and hopefully do a really good job for the team in 2023.”

Wakefield coach delighted to secure services of Morgan Smith

Smith has had previous experience of playing in Super League for Warrington and London. He actually made his top-flight debut against Wakefield in 2016.

Trinity coach Mark Applegarth added: “I’m delighted to have secured Morgan’s services at Wakefield.

“He is someone I have monitored for a long time as I liked him as a player and saw the potential in him.

“Morgan has started to show a well-rounded game. Whilst his best years are definitely still to come, and I’m looking forward to working with him and helping him achieve his potential.

“With Mason (Lino), Gasky (Lee Gaskell) and Morgan, we have some good quality competition for places which can only bode well for creating a good competitive culture where people are striving to get better.”

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