Wakefield add Widnes forward

Wakefield Trinity have announced the signing of former Widnes Vikings forward Brad Walker on a two-year deal.

It had been announced last week that Walker had left the Vikings to take up a Super League contract, now revealed to be Wakefield.

Trinity have also revealed he will spend time in 2020 on loan at League One side Newcastle Thunder.

The-21-year-old came through the Vikings academy and made his debut in 2016. He then made nine appearances for the club in the top flight and 40 appearances for the Vikings in all, scoring six tries.

Walker told the Trinity club website: “I’m over the moon to be joining Wakefield. I’ve always wanted to play Super League and it’s been my aspiration since I was a young kid, so I’m overwhelmed to get the chance to play for Wakefield.

“I’m a ball-playing loose-forward. I’ve always looked up to Sean O’Loughlin and I want to develop into that sort of player. I just really enjoy getting my hands on the ball.”

Head Coach, Chris Chester, added: “I’m really pleased that Brad Walker has joined the club on a two-year deal. I’ve been particularly impressed with him at Widnes where he played over 30 times for them last year.

“He’s a tough loose-forward who’s got plenty of skill with the ball and I’ve been impressed with him during his first week in training.

“Brad will be spending time at Newcastle Thunder in 2020 which will give him the opportunity to get regular game time.

“I’m looking forward to seeing him develop and watching him in the Red, White & Blue in the future.”

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