Returning Huddersfield Giants hooker Scott Moore can’t wait to face Swinton Lions in the Challenge Cup

SCOTT MOORE can’t wait for 3pm tomorrow!

SCOTT MOORE can’t wait for 3pm tomorrow!

That’s the time the 24-year-old will be able to bring the curtain down on an ‘awful’ few weeks in his life.

Sacked by Super League newcomers Widnes Vikings a fortnight ago for off-field reasons just six games into a three-year contract, the former St Helens scrum half feared for his future.

Scott Moore
Scott Moore

But Giants coach Nathan Brown almost immediately came to his rescue.

After a successful season-long loan at the Galpharm Stadium back in 2009, Brown knew Moore could be a valuable asset.

And in tomorrow’s home Challenge Cup fifth-round clash against Swinton Lions (3.00), the returning hero is resurrect his career at the club where he made such a massive impression.

Under Brown, Moore made his England debut and was named in the Super League Dream Team. He also played for the Giants in the Challenge Cup final against Warrington Wolves at Wembley.

And he’d love to be able to get back to that sort of form as soon as soon as possible.

“I’m just so glad to be back,” declared Moore.

“I was really sad I had to leave Widnes under the circumstances I did.

“But the key is to put all that behind me now and hopefully re-kindle the form I was showing three years ago when I was last at the Giants.

“At this stage I’m not thinking about getting back into the England team or anything like that.

“But I’d like to think I can just focus 100% on working hard and get back to a place where I’m playing well.

“I know this is a great opportunity for me, particularly as I’ll be able to work under such a great and smart coach as Browny again.

“And it’s up to me to make the most of it.

“To be honest, last week when I first came back to the club I was still trying to get my head around everything that had happened.

“One day I was jobless, and the next I was back in a job again at the Super League leaders.

“But I feel a lot happier now, and I know how much better I’ll be when I’ve got tomorrow’s game under my belt. I just hope I can make a valuable contribution.”

Moore knows, however, that he still faces a big battle to get back up to the high standards Brown expects.

“I’ve come into a very fit team, and that has immediately presented me with a very big challenge,” added Moore, who has been handed the Giants No35 shirt.

“I was a little overweight when I got here, and that’s something I’ve obviously been working hard to address.

“At this stage, I’m just hoping to play well this weekend,. so I’ve got something to build on in the weeks ahead.

“Ultimately, I want to get back playing for the team on a regular basis.”

 

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