Brad Singleton has played with some great centres throughout his career.
At Leeds Rhinos he had what people at the time described as Super League’s best ever backline with Kallum Watkins and Joel Moon in the centres.
At Wigan in recent years he has seen Jake Bibby and Zak Hardaker ply their trade there but now the Warriors have two new centres in Jake Wardle and Toby King.
After the two were involved in a loan swap deal with Wardle joining Warrington Wolves and King going to Huddersfield Giants, the two clubs couldn’t agree a permanent swap so they have both joined Wigan and Singleton is very excited about what they can bring to the Warriors:
“They’re really exciting. They’ve got some skills that not many people can do and they’re both pretty similar but different in their own ways and I think they’ll grow here and we’ll see the best of them,” he said on the club’s website.
The two could be the key to topping what was a successful season in 2022 as they won the Challenge Cup: “Winning a Challenge Cup and finishing second – it’ll be tough to improve on but focusing on improving each game and each week will get us in a good place and who knows? We’d like to go one step closer and that’s the only way to improve on this year but we’ll just have to concentrate on narrowing that down week-to-week.”
Singleton also has Sam Powell’s testimonial to look forward to ahead of the new season and the prop talked up his number nine: “Sam is a great competitor. I’ve played against him in Academies and First Team, then to play alongside him you can see how far he’s gone and you can see why he has, why he’s won things and you can see why a team like Wigan want to resign him and keep him here probably until the end of his career.”
Speaking of paying tribute to things, Singleton also opened up on the Warriors Together initiative: “Since Matt Peet has been involved he’s been great in connecting the players and fans together. You really see behind the scenes, at the DW on a Friday night you see the stories of the fans that are in the seats and I think the closer we are to the fans, the better we play – the better the atmosphere of the DW and the away games.”