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Money to provide for his family has been Daniel Vidot's motivating force throughout his career but the hulking winger has revealed that 12 months in England convinced him that it was more important to be close to them. 

Leaving English Super League club Salford with a year still to run on his contract, Vidot has taken a major pay cut in order to return to south-east Queensland but with the blessing of his mother is adamant that it is the right decision.

Vidot's cut-price two-year contract with the Titans was last week registered by the NRL and sees the former Raider, Dragon and Bronco return to the NRL with  53 tries from 111 games to date.

The 26-year-old spoke prior to his departure for England that leaving the NRL was the best thing for his mother, stepdad and four siblings whom he provided financial assistance to but has come to the realisation that being close to loved ones is more important than money.

"It was one of those things where I went away for the money to help the family out but there were times where I was homesick and just thinking about the family too much and I was missing them," Vidot told

"It became a thing where time with my family was more important than the money. That's why I made my decision to come back.

"It was obviously a massive move for me being on the other side of the world but I knew what I was doing it for and I was happy at the start.

"A few months over there it kind of started kicking in and when I got back after the season it became a thing where I thought whether I could do that again.

"Obviously I was missing my mother a lot and that's what drove me to come back.

"I came back at Christmas and my little nephew was starting to walk and talk and stuff like that and it kind of got me.

"After that Christmas period when I returned to England I had a big think about things and the opportunity at the Titans came up and me being from south of Brisbane I took it with both hands."

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