NEW signing Daryl Clark is determined to win trophies as a Warrington Wolves player after suffering Wembley heartbreak with his home-town club.
The 21-year-old was part of the Castleford Tigers side beaten at Wembley in the Challenge Cup final by Leeds Rhinos on Saturday.
And having agreed to join Wolves for 2015 on a four-year deal, the hooker believes he will be in the right place to collect some silverware.
“It’s a massive club, so I just want to come in and play well and then hopefully win trophies and play in big games,” said Clark.
“To do it (go to Wembley) with my home-town club was special and it would have been nice to finish on a high, but it wasn’t meant to be.
“I’ve had that experience, but it’s not a nice experience losing so I’ll be trying hard to go back.”
Clark has spent eight years at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, but with the deal completed more than 12 months ago he is confident joining Wolves is the right move.
“I’ve been involved with Cas since I was about 13, but I’m confident I’ve made the right decision,” he added.
“It was done quite a long time ago. At the time Castleford were struggling a little bit so it was the right deal for all parties.
“It’s not really been on my mind too much. I’ve just tried to concentrate on what I’m doing at Cas so it’s not really affected me too much.
“It’s going to be something new for me, probably a bit out of my comfort zone, but something I’ve thought long and hard about and I think it’s the right place for me to move forward.”
With several clubs interested in his signature, working with Wolves’ head of coaching and rugby Tony Smith proved an attractive prospect for Clark.
“Speaking to Tony and Simon (Moran), they were really helpful and it just felt right,” he explained.
“He’s a great coach, he’s been in the game a long time and I’m looking forward to the move and to working under some different people.”
Clark, who expects to remain in the Castleford area, is relishing a future in primrose and blue.
“They’ve got lots of history of winning trophies and have always been there or thereabouts, so they’re a massive club,” he said.
“They’ve got great players all the way through the team and Chris Hill has been immense this year.
“That helps my game massively, playing behind good forwards, so I’m looking forward to playing behind him.”