Trinity’s Lyne eager to repay Agar’s faith

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Reece Lyne admits he is not going to let his second chance at Super League football pass him by.

The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats centre hopes to play his third successive game tomorrow when they face London Broncos in the capital.

Having not featured at all for Hull FC in Super League last season, failing to get a chance under Peter Gentle, the 20-year-old is certainly relishing the involvement following his move.

Rated one of the country’s finest talents as a schoolboy, Lyne has struggled to kick on since first emerging with Hull under current Wakefield coach Richard Agar in 2010. But he remains confident in his ability and said: “I’m not bitter about what happened at Hull, not at all.

“I’m one of those who doesn’t look back and always looks forward. I’ve a really good opportunity here and am very excited about it .

“Obviously, I knew Rich from before and had two seasons with him at Hull. He brought me through and I’ve got a lot of time for him.

“I appreciate him bringing me over to Wakefield and now it’s up to me to take this chance and repay him.”

The early signs are promising. With regular centre Lee Smith sidelined by a training ground accident and Vince Mellars still working his way back to fitness, Lyne has capitalised, scoring his first try in Saturday’s 36-20 win over Hull KR and linking well with winger Ben Cockayne.

“I knew I had to knuckle down, do the hard work and when I get the chance try and take it,” he said.

“It was nice to get over but really it was just a very good team performance against Rovers with our middle really setting the platform.

“We need to back that up against London Broncos.

“They are a bit unpredictable but on paper have a very strong team so we need to be prepared for this trip and we will be.”

Their hosts have lost their opening two games but have an impressive record at home to Trinity who have only won once there in their last six visits.