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Wakefield Trinity star turned down offers to leave as he thinks the club are disrespected

Former Hull FC centre Reece Lyne is set for his testimonial this weekend as Wakefield Trinity take on Halifax Panthers.

A player now synonymous with Wakefield, it could have been very different with Lyne having “a couple of opportunities” to leave but chose to stay as be explained on BBC Radio West Yorkshire:

“There was a couple of opportunities over the years but Michael showed a lot of loyalty to me, especially over the early years, so I’d like to think I’ve showed some back to him and the club.

“I think a big reason why I’ve stayed here is the people that are involved in the club. The players and the camaraderie that we’ve had as well, I just think it’s a real working class club, a real friendly club and that’s played a big part in me staying here.

“You always look around and there’s volunteers chipping in and doing what needs doing for free, everyone always has a smiley face and it’s just a real welcoming place.”

He also stated that he doesn’t think Wakefield gets the respect they deserve:

“Once you’ve been her so many years you just fall in love with it, it’s just a special place. Not many people have too many good things to say about Wakefield, they’ll mention the stadium and stuff and we’re always tipped to finish bottom so it’s kind of backs against the walls.”

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