New Wigan prop Brad Singleton said the uncertainty over the future of Toronto Wolfpack forced his decision to leave the club.
Singleton, 27, joined the Warriors on a three-year deal after making just four appearances for the troubled Wolfpack, who haven’t paid their players for four months following their withdrawal from Super League and have given permission to all to seek deals elsewhere.
A decision is set to be made later this month whether a proposal from a new owner to take the club forward will be accepted by the Super League clubs, and the Wolfpack be allowed to remain in the competition.
Writing on Twitter, Singleton said: “I believe in expansion and I definitely believe in a Super League with Mac (Brian McDermott) at the reins.
— Brad Singleton (@bradsingo) September 17, 2020
“For me, this came down to a personal decision about security. I couldn’t take the risk of putting my family’s sole income in to a 50/50 call by Super League. Four months is a long time with no pay.
“I hope they get a positive outcome and for the boys, I hope it’s smooth from here on.
“To have the option of Wigan I am incredibly grateful, this now sorts my future and reassures me and my family for the next three years, putting to bed a pretty tough period in our lives.”
The Cumbrian forward has made just shy of 200 appearances at the top level for Leeds, and has also had spells on loan with Dewsbury, Wakefield, Hunslet and Featherstone during his career.