Tim Smith has signed a 12 month contract extension at Wakefield keeping him with the Wildcats until the end of 2013.
Smith signed a one year contract at the start of 2012, but will stay for another season after impressing for the Wildcats.
Smith said: “I’m really happy with the new deal and hopefully we’re building for something good here at Wakefield. We’re definitely on the way up and I’m enjoying my time.
“I’m pretty happy with my form and obviously want to continue with that through the rest of the year and hopefully build for next year and have a good off-season.”
However Smith revealed how difficult the start of the season was for the Wildcats, as he and the rest of his team mates settled into life at the Rapid Solicitors’ Stadium.
HE said: “We had 18 new players and a new coach so it was probably a little bit tough at the start. But we all get on really well and that’s a good thing.
“Richard Agar has given a few indications of where we’re going and it’s really good so I’m really happy to be here and be here for another 12 months.”
Agar said he was happy to have secured the services of the 27-year old Australian, and is happy with his performances for the Wildcats this season.
Agar said: “It may have been seen as a gamble by some when we signed Tim but his experience and influence on our side has developed and evolved as the season has gone on and that’s shown by being amongst the leaders in try assists in Super League,” .
“His organisational skills and the quality of his service has been invaluable to us throughout the campaign. I feel great pride that Timmy has been able to come to the Wildcats and rebuild his career in the game when it looked at one point that he might fade out of it.
“He’s put himself in a position where other clubs have sat up and taken note but he’s happy to commit to us and I know he’ll continue to repay the faith we’ve shown in him.”