George pens new deal with Wildcats

Wakefield Wildcats have managed to secure the signature of highly-talented winger Luke George on a two-year deal, keeping him at the club until 2011.

The 21-year old has been in impressive form towards the end of the season notching 13 tries in 14 games, 8 of which have been in the last 4 Super League games.

He joins a growing list of players committing themselves to the Wildcats with Kevin Henderson, Sam Obst and Matt Blaymire already agreeing new terms with the club.

Wildcats Head Coach John Kear believes that George has the potential to become a lethal winger after earlier setbacks in his career.

“It has been a very frustrating two years for Luke with a major knee injury at the start of 2008 and then lots of niggling injuries that have hampered his progress,” he explained.

“But you only have to look at his statistics to see he knows his way to the line and with a full pre-season under his belt I think next year he can be competing with the top try scorers in the competition.”

George, meanwhile, is keen to prove himself over a full-season and is excited by the prospect of playing in a much stronger Wakefield side in 2010.

“I’ve been struggling over the last couple of years with injuries and for the coaching staff to recognise that I’ve been doing well since getting back in the side is a great confidence boost.

“People have only really been able to see half of what I can do and with the quality of players we’re bringing in next year I’m hoping myself, and more importantly the team, can have another good year.”

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