Featherstone bring in Maskill on trial

Featherstone Rovers have brought in former Wakefield Trinity hooker Danny Maskill on trial.

The 22-year-old has recently returned to the UK after spending three years in Australia, where he played for Leeton Galloping Greens and Queanbeyan Kangaroos.

He is the son of former Featherstone player Colin Maskill and he is determined to earn himself a long-term deal at the LD Nutrition Stadium.

He said: “I left Wakefield at the age of 19 for a move to Australia and really enjoyed my time there.

“It was right for me to come home at this point and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead.

“Hopefully, I will get out there in the friendlies and make an impression. I have a big few months ahead of me and have to take my chances, as and when they come.

“Featherstone is a club on the up, one still battling for a spot in Super League and it is the place I want to be at.”

And Rovers head coach John Duffy revealed that he is willing to give Maskill good chances to impress.

He said: “We are happy to be taking a look at him and what he has to offer. He has fitted in pretty well and we are looking forward to seeing how he progresses.

“He will get chances to play in the friendlies, we have some good ones coming up, and they will hopefully bring the best out of him.”

Maskill could play his first game for the club on Boxing Day when they face neighbours Castleford Tigers.

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