One of the main stories this off-season has revolved around the future of Wakefield Trinity’s winger Lee Kershaw, but it seems that the rumours are set to come to an end.
That is because newly promoted London Broncos have confirmed that they have acquired the winger on a trial basis, Kershaw set to spend the next four weeks with the capital’s team.
It’s a huge turn around from what had been expected, with many thinking Kershaw was set to join Leeds Rhinos after having been pictured training with the Headingley outfit.
It was believed that the Rhinos were set to operate on a one in and one out policy meaning that they couldn’t accommodate the winger, but were potentially hopeful of landing him still.
Either way though more time has passed and Kershaw now signs a deal with Mike Eccles’ side on a trial basis for the next four weeks.
London took to social media to confirm the news, a major coup for the side that have been promoted.
Posting on X, formerly Twitter, the Broncos stated: “𝐊𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐇𝐀𝐖 𝐎𝐍 𝐓𝐑𝐈𝐀𝐋…
“London Broncos can confirm Lee Kershaw has joined the club on trial. The former Wakefield winger will spend the next 4 weeks with Mike Eccles’ first team squad.”
Kershaw will be a huge signing for the Broncos if he is to sign permanently, the club having left the number two shirt vacant when allotting their squad numbers for the 2024 season.
They also have left the number six shirt vacant which would suggest they are still in the market for a playmaker as well.
Kershaw is the second addition this week following former Hull FC centre Hakim Miloudi with the Frenchman arriving earlier this week after being granted a visa.
Earlier this week head coach Mike Eccles had promised new signings but reiterated the need for the fit to be right for both parties.
Speaking to the club’s Youtube channel he said: “The squad will evolve. We’re still heavily involved in talking to agents and trying to get players in. It feels a little bit like copy and paste from last year, to be honest. We’ve spoken to so many players.
“A few deals have fallen through and we’ve backed out a few deals because for one reason or another, it’s got to be right and we will have to build into the season again, albeit we can’t build into the season like we did last year in the Championship.
“There will be more signings before the season starts. As always you can’t beg people to come to London, it doesn’t work. You’ve got to want to come for the right reasons and that’s really important to me. I’ve got to stay patient, more patient than I wanted but I’ve got to stay strong, stay patient and hopefully be in the right place for the club to maximise that potential.”
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