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Wakefield Trinity looking to add “4 or 5” more players for 2025

Several Super League sides have taken steps to strengthen their squads for the 2025 season during the break for the mid-season international against France. However, no side side has made as many waves in the transfer market like Wakefield Trinity.

Wakefield are riding high in the Championship table with 12 wins from their opening 12 games and, under the stewardship of new owner, Matt Ellis, have grand plans for the future.

For so many years, Wakefield were relegation contenders, stuck in an annual battle to secure their place in Super League. However, they now look to be determined to compete with the league’s top sides once they return to the top tier.

Wakefield have already made four significant signings. England Internationals, Tom Johnstone and Mike McMeeken were the first deals to be announced ahead of the 2025 season. They will be joined by Olly Russell and Cam Scott, who were announced this week.

However, the club’s recruitment chief has revealed that Wakefield’s squad for 2025 is far from complete and more deals are currently in the pipeline.

Wakefield Trinity looking to add “four or five” more players for 2025

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In an interview with the club’s YouTube channel, Wakefield’s Recruitment and Salary Cap Manager, Ste Mills, discussed where the club plans to go next, following their eye-catching recruitment in recent weeks.

Mills spoke about the club’s ambitious plans to break into the top four in Super League. To do so, he believes the club are still four or five players should of where they would like to be. Therefore, Wakefield fans can still look forward to some more transfer business in the coming weeks. Mills said:

“We’re excited, we’ve still got a lot more to announce, we’re still four or five players away from what we’ve already secured that’s not been announced and we’re still working on a couple of bits too.

“Still exciting times for Wakefield, obviously a couple of re-signings from our current squad still yet to announce, with Thomas being out there already and obviously Caleb [Uele] too, so a couple more and Kai.

“So, a couple more of them and we feel we’re building a really nice squad going into next year so more of them and we feel we’re building a really nice squad going into next year so it’s an exciting time for everybody.

Mills excited to tie down Doyle and Rodwell

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Discussing the extensions for Doyle and Rodwell, Mills believes they both have the potential to keep improving and become players who can feature regularly for Wakefield Trinity in Super League. He is excited that the club have been able to tie both men down to extended deals. Mills said:

Yeah, I’ve seen obviously Tom Doyle from afar. I’ve always thought he was a tough competitor. He’s one of those players once you actually get in your environment you really appreciate. I think he’s actually gone on different levels this year and I still think he’s got levels to go up and up and up going forward.

He’s talking about his passing game, it’s as crisp as I’ve ever seen it now since we’ve been here. I just feel like he’s going to keep getting better and better so I’m really pleased to tie him down for a longer term deal.

“And on Kai, Kai’s the same. We always knew what Kai Rodwell was going to be, it’s a bit different when you’re waiting for him to get over and you’re hoping they’re going to be what you’ve seen in Australia but Kai’s just been that and everything else.” Mills explained.

“It was a quick and easy decision, Kai loves it here like everybody else, we’re getting it, we’re all buying into the project and not once did he think about not taking the deal so it was an easy one for us.”

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