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.”