Wakefield secure young winger Kershaw for another year

Wakefield have confirmed they have agreed terms with young winger Lee Kershaw to remain at the club for the 2021 season.

The 21-year-old was out of contract at the end of the season and had recently taken up a job as a delivery driver after Wakefield players took a pay cut to help them financially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

He was even considering switching codes, with opportunities in league limited due to the high fee Wakefield would demand for him as a homegrown player.

He has now agreed to stay at Belle Vue beyond 2020, however, after signing a one-year entension.

“I’m happy it’s all sorted now and I can just get back to focusing on my rugby,” said Kershaw. “It’s been a goal of mine for a while now (to nail down a regular spot) and hopefully, with a bit more experience behind me, it’s time to do so.”

Wakefield head coach Chris Chester added: “I’m delighted that Kersh has agreed the deal. It’s a deal that club, player and manager are happy with. It’s all about being patient without rushing into things and we got there in the end.

“Kersh is a player that works extremely hard and I’m looking forward to seeing him kick on in the Trinity colours.”

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