DARWIN, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 09: Matt Scott of the Cowboys during the round 14 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the North Queensland Cowboys at TIO Stadium on June 9, 2018 in Darwin, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

North Queensland captain Matt Scott has suggested that Josh McGuire will provide the mongrel and aggression the Cowboys need.

McGuire has signed a four-year-deal with North Queensland following his release from the Broncos and joins new signings Nene McDonald and Ben Barba.

Scott spoke to nrl.com about McGuire’s attributes and the depth he brings to the side.

“I was a bit shocked to see that we actually got someone of Josh’s calibre and he brings a little bit of aggression and mongrel to our squad that we’ve been missing,” Scott said.

“He is a bit more of a mobile forward who is busy around the ruck, with footwork and speed. We have already got the likes of Jordan McLean, Jason Taumalolo and Coen Hess but Josh adds that depth we had been lacking.”

In addition to speaking about McGuire, Scott spoke about his intentions to continue into 2019.

“I have no intention of retiring early and I am really looking forward to starting next year,” Scott said.

“I had neck surgery about six weeks ago and I have got some great results from it. The last couple of weeks have been really good.”

Scott is contracted until the end of 2019 and is set to start skills training in the coming days before starting contact drills after Christmas.

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