Cleary non-committal on Moses' move to the Eels
MITCHELL Moses will come up against his prospective new employers today but Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary said he was yet to make a call on when the in-demand star would leave for the Eels.
The Tigers take on Paramatta at ANZ Stadium with Moses understood to have signed for the western Sydney club and requesting that move comes during this campaign rather than wait until next season.
That request was reportedly originally turned down by the Tigers, however, speculation has since grown that Moses will now get his wishes following today's clash.
But Cleary said he had not decided on when Moses would be leaving the club - let alone if it would happen in the not-too-distant future.
"I really haven't thought about it too much at all," the new Tigers coach said yesterday.
"It was a bit of a shock what happened last week.
"I've got enough to worry about before worrying about things like that.
"Those thoughts will come to my head when they come in."
Moses, 22, was up there with his team's best players as the Tigers shocked the Cowboys in Townsville last week 26-16 in Cleary's first game in charge.
The Tigers coach said he expected everyone to be focused on Moses' performance again but said the youngster would be able to handle everything that was going on.
"I guess for Mitch it's crossed his mind we're playing Parramatta," Cleary said.
"He probably thought about it earlier in the week after it was done last week.
"But for the rest of the week and heading into tomorrow the focus will be on his job at the Wests Tigers.
"His job is here to play for the Wests Tigers and his teammates.
"It's going on elsewhere in the NRL."