Wakefield captain Glenn Morrison will be happy to get on the pitch this weekend, and let those behind the scenes focus on rescuing the club.
The Wildcats are currently seeking new owners after entering administration last week, and much of the talk has been about the future of one of the founder members of the Northern Union.
But Morrison says it is important for his side not to be distracted, particularly with a number of young players set for their debuts against Castleford at the Magic Weekend this Saturday.
“There’s not really much we can do about what’s happening off the pitch. A few of the players have got it at the back of their minds, but we’re all just looking forward to getting on the field and putting it behind us.
“The focus needs to be on these young players who are making their debuts, and we need to make sure that we look after them and offer the right guidance on the pitch.
“We’ve been training well and preparing for the weekend, and we just have to trust the people looking after the club and that the right new owners will come in.”
Morrison, 34, is in his second season with the Wildcats and has been handed the captain’s armband.
“It’s an honour to captain a traditional club like Wakefield. They’re one of the clubs that we all knew about in Australia when growing up, and I hope I can do the best for the team this season.”
The back-rower moved to these shores in 2007, taking in three seasons with Bradford, where he played alongside Sam Burgess and Mike Worrincy, two English players now plying their trade Down Under in the NRL with South Sydney and Penrith respectively.
Morrison added: “It’s good to see players getting the chance over there, and it should help to improve the standard of the players and make England stronger at international level. They’re getting closer each year and having players play in the NRL is only going to help that.”