NEW Dewsbury Rams recruit Connor Scott says that he is confident of stepping up to Championship level this season.
The prop forward is one of 12 new faces in a very new-look Rams squad which has been in pre-season training for the past month.
This will be a second spell in the Championship for 26-year-old Scott, who the club have shown great faith in by handing out a two-year contract.
Scott made his debut for Sheffield Eagles in 2011 but only played 12 matches before a move across South Yorkshire to join League One side Doncaster. In his four seasons with the Dons he made 80 appearances, scoring 18 tries, and he is now glad to have the opportunity to step back up to the second tier.
“It has been something that I have wanted to do for a while now, play in the Championship and at a good club like Dewsbury,” he said.
“Everyone knows League One is a tough division and there are some not-very-nice places to go. It has been good for me getting a lot of game time. I have played just short of 90 games for Doncaster so game time was good, but I am glad now I can move up to the Championship.
“I am 26 now, I feel like I am at the age and stage of my career where I can say I have matured into a decent prop. I am ready to learn a lot more at Dewsbury and again at this level.”
On his own style of play as a front-rower, Scott said: “I like to take a good carry in, be on the front foot, but also I think I have a good defence game too. I like those background carries off kick-offs (and) I don’t mind getting over the try line either.”
The top team of head coach Lee Greenwood and assistant Jack Howieson were key in Scott choosing to make the switch to the Tetley’s Stadium.
“I know Jack Howieson from my days at Sheffield Eagles, he was my captain at the club when I was there,” he said.“As soon as I spoke to Lee about the club he sold it to me to be honest.
“My main aims are to enjoy it and step up to the challenge and to get as many games as I can.”