Super League winger makes shock immediate loan move

The likes of Warrington Wolves, Castleford Tigers, Hull KR and Wakefield Trinity have made immediate signings to help their run in.

Wakefield have been very busy in terms of comings and goings. They have drafted in David Fifita, Luke Gale and many many more in a very busy month from May to June.

They then drafted in Josh Griffin from Hull FC but lost Jordy Crowther to Warrington Wolves.

They have also allowed Jorge Taufua and Lee Gaskell to leave the club earlier this year.

With Taufua gone, it is no surprise that the club have brought in Innes Senior on loan for the rest of the season.

Senior have made a number of moves to the club in the past on loan and also played for the club earlier this year.

Huddersfield Giants Managing Director Richard Thewlis commented on the move.

“An opportunity has arisen which Innes is keen to take for game time in the Betfred Super League and with our outside backs being relatively healthy in term of options for Ian to select from it’s a good deal for all parties to make happen in the short term”

Senior, who started his career with the Giants, has had a somewhat love affair with Trinity over recent years, having multiple spells with the club in 2020, 2021 & 2023.

Blossoming from the Huddersfield academy, the 23-year-old made his Super League debut in 2018 against Catalans Dragons, with his brother, Louis, making his maiden appearance for the same club one week prior.

Since then, Senior has spent much of his time out gaining important experience from the West Yorkshire side, making 24 appearances, scoring 10 times for Trinity in both the 2020 & 2021 campaigns.

Following a solid campaign last year, he came back for a third spell at the club at the start of this campaign, signing on a two-week deal, featuring in our games against St Helens at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

However, the winger is back and is looking to make an instant impact as we head into the latter stages of the 2023 competition, something he is looking forward to getting his teeth into.

“I’m really excited to be joining Wakefield till the end of the year,” said Senior, speaking upon his return.

“It’s a familiar environment for me, I know the majority of the staff and players here, so when Mash [Mark Applegarth] asked if I would like to come back, I jumped at the opportunity.

“I want to make a positive impact on my return and bring lots of energy and effort with me. I know it’s been a tough year for everyone at the club, including the fans, but having seen how the team has been going the past month the team seems to have really turned a corner.

“When the fans are behind the players at Belle Vue, it’s one of the best atmospheres in Super League and it really makes a difference. All of Wakefield’s wins have come from home games this season, so I’d urge everyone to get behind the team to help us in our push for survival.”

Whilst Trinity Head Coach, Mark Applegarth, followed, “I am delighted to welcome Innes back to the club for the remainder of the season.

“We know what attributes he has and how he can help the team, so it was a no-brainer for us to get him back involved. Having only two wingers currently fit, with Lee [Kershaw] & Tom [Lineham], I feel Innes coming in offers us that extra competition on the edges.

“I’m looking forward to working with Innes for the rest of the campaign and, hopefully, it makes a difference as we turn our attention to the latter rounds of the season.”