Former Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos boss Daryl Powell is leading the new era at Wakefield Trinity and has already made a number of impressive signings.
With Castleford Tigers winger Greg Eden joining Halifax Panthers, Wakefield signed their star winger Lachlan Walmsley. They also have another star winger from Super League in the shape of Jermaine McGillvary.
He isn’t the only Super League player that has been linked with Wakefield. In fact, a former fan favourite has also been linked with the club in the shape of Castleford Tigers halfback Jacob Miller who left the club at the end of 2022.
Daryl Powell has addressed these rumours on BBC Radio Leeds: “No, we haven’t spoke about that, that’s not something we’ve looked at at all. Some fans throw a lot of rumours around, I don’t know where that’s come from. Somebody might have bumped into him in a gym and he’s thrown something out there I don’t know; but no there’s no weight in that at all.”
This comes after the club announced the return of another fan favourite in the shape of Danny Kirmond as Assistant coach at the club alongside Michael Shenton.
New owner Matt Ellis said: “Yeah, obviously, club captain, loyal player, turned down moves from elsewhere. With a few Cas boys coming in we needed to get a Wakey boy coming in. I’d spoke to Daryl obviously, it was Daryl’s judgement on that. He had fetched in Michael Schenter, and he’d heard a few interesting things about Danny Kirmond, just his enthusiasm and then you met him last week and you hit it off with him.”
Powell added: “He always comes across as a real good fella. And he’s sort of embedded, Whitefield would be embedded in him. And I wanted, not just because of that, obviously there’s lots of different things that make up a good coach. Being embedded in a club is just one thing really and I thought that was important when I was looking around for my second assistant after Michael Shenton. But it was more about what I got when I spoke to him really.”