Wakefield complete signing of Super League playmaker

Wakefield Trinity have announced the signing of Lee Gaskell from Huddersfield Giants.

Gaskell will join Trinity on a two-year deal from 2022 and will add quality to Trinity’s backline options.

The 30-year old has a wealth of experience at Super League, having played with St Helens, Salford, Bradford and Huddersfield.

Comfortable at fullback, halfback and centre, Gaskell will be a valuable member of Chris Chester’s squad in 2022 and beyond.

Gaskell said: “I’m really looking forward to joining Wakefield next year and the challenge it’s going to bring. I think they’ve got a really exciting squad there and I’m looking forward to playing with them.

“They play a way which excites me, and I see myself as an attacking threat, whether that be halfback, fullback or any other position. I like to throw the ball about and the way they play, I think, will suit my style.

“There’s some real good competition for places at Wakefield and any good team needs that. Max Jowitt at fullback is a terrific player and the halves in Jacob Miller and Mason Lino are quality too.

“We’ll all be pushing each other next year and I’m looking forward to working with those type of players.

“I had a really good chat with Chris Chester and he really sold the club to me.

“He made it clear that the club were really keen to bring me in and I’m now just excited to see where we can go.”

Speaking on the signing of Gaskell, Chris Chester said: “I’m really pleased to sign a player of Lee Gaskell’s quality.

“He’s proved over the years he is a quality Super League player and his form in 2021 has been superb.

“Lee will add some quality to our backline and his versatility is valuable too, with his ability to slot in at fullback, halfback and centre easily.

“I’m excited to see Lee in the Red, White & Blue in 2022 and really looking forward to working with him.”

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