Alex Walker joins Championship club on trial

Josh McAllister
Alex Walker

Alex Walker has linked up Championship side Halifax on a train and trial basis.

The full-back left Super League’s Wakefield at the end of the season and he will now link up with Simon Grix’s squad for the start of pre-season as he continues to prepare for the 2022 campaign.

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Walker, 26, made his first-team debut for London Broncos in the Super League in 2014. He joined Trinity ahead of the 2020 season. He also spent time on loan in the Championship with Featherstone.

Head coach on Simon Grix on Alex Walker

Halifax head coach Simon Grix said: “It’s a good move for both parties. Alex Walker gets to train and compete and we get another quality player in our group which I am sure will drive competition amongst our outside backs until either we, Alex or both of us make a decision.”

Ian Croad, football director, added: “Alex is continuing to consider his options for next year and in the meantime we are happy to welcome him into our environment.

“It is a testament to the culture created by Simon and the staff that Alex contacted us asking if he could join up with us to continue his preparations for the season and it will do our group no harm to have another experienced player involved as we gear up for 2022.”

Alex Walker looking forward to chance

Scotland international Walker commented: “I’m looking forward to linking up with some good mates that I have at Halifax. And getting some high-quality training in during the off-season with what is a very strong squad full of quality players.”

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