Super League star leaves club with immediate effect

Wakefield Trinity star Lee Gaskell has left the club as confirmed by the club on social media.

Gaskell joined the club from Huddersfield Giants at the end of 2021 as part of Ian Watson’s rebuild at Huddersfield.

He was a major signing for Wakefield and in his second season at the club was handed the number six shirt having worn the number 17 shirt in 2022.

Gaskell started his career at St Helens playing in the 2011 Grand Final. He went on to play Bradford Bulls and Huddersfield.

Michael Carter said: “Lee never really got the sustained run at his favoured number 6 position whilst at the Club, and both parties felt it would be best for Lee to pursue other opportunities. I would like to thank Lee for his service to Wakefield Trinity and wish him all the best in the future.”

The club have mutually agreed to release him from his contract effective today.

This comes after a number of signings at the club.

Where Gaskell will end up next remains unclear.

Wakefield are set to have a number of injured players back in time for their clash against Hull KR next week with Luke Gale finally set for a debut as Mason Lino is also expected to return after missing the win over Leeds Rhinos.