DANNY KIRMOND has described his move to Wakefield Wildcats as a “great opportunity”, but admits it will be a challenge.
The second-row forward spent a season on loan at Wakefield in 2010.
He returns to Belle Vue with fellow former Giant Andy Raleigh, and he believes the club are on the up.
“It is a club going in the right direction, with new players and a new coach coming in, and even more important, a new Super League license,” said Kirmond, pictured.
“I’m well aware it’s going to be a challenge, because it’s such a new squad.
“But this really is a great opportunity for everyone to go there and have a new start and for the club to move forward.”
The 25-year-old also points to the enjoyable atmosphere around the club as a reason for his move.
“I spent a full season on loan at Wakefield and it was a very enjoyable time,” he added.
“It was a hard time for the club, but I really enjoyed the atmosphere around the place.”
Kirmond arrived at the Giants as a winger in 2008 from Featherstone Rovers and will be part of new-look Wildcats squad under former Hull FC coach Richard Agar.
The former Dewsbury Rams half-back has taken over at Wakefield from John Kear, who has moved to Batley.
Agar is being assisted at Belle Vue by James Webster, who was a former teammate of Raleigh at Hull KR.
Raleigh was, in fact, also coached by Agar in 2000 as part of the England Students set-up.
And Wakefield appear to have not ruled out adding a third ex-Giant to their ranks, with hooker or half-back Kyle Wood continuing to be linked with a switch