New Wakefield signing Josh Wood says he’s ready for a fresh challenge with Wakefield, after agreeing a two-year deal.

Hooker Wood departs Salford, after having made his Super League debut in 2015, and he admits that his final season with the Red Devils was disappointing.

He said: “I had a disappointing year in 2019 due to a little niggle but I’ve got it all sorted now and I’m ready for a fresh challenge in 2020.

“I feel like I’m ready to really kick on with my career now and I hope I can do that at Wakefield.

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“When I’ve played against Wakefield in the past, it was always a tough game. As soon as I knew that they were interested, I thought it was a real good opportunity for me.

“I’m now excited for pre-season starting so I can meet all the lads and rip-in to the training.”

Coach Chris Chester said: “He’s a tough player is Josh and a really nice kid.

“I’m looking forward to seeing him out there. He’s got some decent deception at dummy-half. He’s got a really good kicking game and for his size, he’s a real tough defender.

“I think the balance between both nines – Kyle Wood and Josh – is just right.

“They’re both clever out of dummy-half and both tough defenders. They’re not the biggest of blokes but they like to get their bodies in front, which is what you want from a Number 9.”